Grief and loss affect the brain and the results are the many experiences we feel when we lose someone. The emotional imprint of the event itself is usually strengthened as it is processed through the Amygdala without much time for reason. The emotionally charged memory of the event also sticks with one. In addition, the Hypothalamus commands the Pituitary Gland to initiate a Fight or Flight Response hence creating an emotional and physical response to the stressor of the loss. These feelings take time to control and for reason to return. Hence why in so many cases when those who hear bad news or in denial, angry or extremely emotional.
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