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24 Oct 2009

My friend died
Dear CyberShrink,

My best friend had cancer and died 4 months ago. I' m feeling depressed, can you tell how long this stage will last?

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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Hello Sarah,
Are you feeling depressed ? Or are you bereaved and mourning the loss of your friend ? Maybe it depends in part on how close you two were, but if this was a truly close friend, then, like a bereavement in the family, it takes usually 6 to 9 months to recover to a noticeable extent. Depending on how this is affecting you, and whether it is so severe as to interfere with your work and person life, you may benefit from seeeing a personal counsellor for some sessions.
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