Certain symptoms of grief have been shown to be distinct from bereavement-related depression and anxiety, and to predict long-term functional impairments. These symptoms were termed by Priggerson et al as “complicated grief” and developed the Inventory of Complicated Grief (ICG) to assess them.

For each statement below, please select the response that most accurately applies to how you are feeling:

  Never Rarely Sometimes Often Always
1. I think about this person so much that it’s hard for me to do the things I normally do
2. Memories of the person who died upset me
3. I feel I cannot accept the death of the person who died
4. I feel mysqlf longing for the person who died
5. I feel drawn to places and things associated with the person who died
6. I can’t help feeling angry about his/her death
7. I feel disbelief over what happened
8. I feel stunned or dazed over what happened
9. Ever since he/she died, it is hard for me to trust people...
10. Ever since he/she died, I feel as if I have lost the ability to care about other people or I feel distant from people I care about
11. I feel lonely a great deal of the time ever since he/she died
12. I have pain in the same area of my body or have some of the same symptoms as the person who died
13. I got out of my way to avoid reminders of the person who died
14. I feel that life is empty without the person who died
15. I hear the voice of the person who died speak to me
16. I see the person who died stand before me
17. I feel that is is unfair that I should live when this person died
18. I feel bitter over this person’s death
19. I feel envious of other who have not lost someone close
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