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Grief in Those with Intellectual Disability

WeepJust in case you didn't have enough to worry about, this report shared by hammers home our fears. Fears that are very much founded in reality. We half joke that we can never die. If only we could find a miraculous way to live just one day longer than our children in their golden years. Maybe holograms will be affordable.

Grief Symptoms Are Often Prolonged and Onset of Symptoms Delayed in Those with ID

Losing a loved one is one of the most painful and distressing experiences that people encounter. Most individuals experience a typical bereavement period where they face feelings of sorrow, numbness, and anger. Gradually, these emotions fade. However, for some individuals, these feelings of loss are debilitating, long-lasting, and do not improve over time. This agonizing condition is known as complicated grief (CG). A new systematic literature review has investigated how this phenomenon affects individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). The review’s key finding indicates that CG is prevalent in people with ID and is even more frequent in these individuals compared to the general population (33% vs. 9.8%). The review’s authors highlight that CG is a clinically significant condition within the ID population and suggest that doctors should be aware of the diagnosis. The study also discovered that grief symptoms for those with ID are often prolonged, and the onset of symptoms can be delayed. Consequently, due to these factors, CG is likely to be missed or misdiagnosed. Additionally, the review discovered that people with ID experience both traumatic grief and separation distress symptoms. However, separation distress symptoms are more frequent, highlighting possible vulnerabilities to attachment difficulties. Ultimately, the review calls for the development of valid and reliable CG assessment/screening tools for people with ID. These tools will allow for the accurate identification of CG cases and are crucial for developing appropriate treatment in this particular population. 



The implosion/destruction of pediatric development and health might finally become mainstream/no longer an obscure, hidden subject in the next 72 hours or so, Emmaphiladelphia. I'm on the scent daily, yet still no news about the SEND crisis in England, let alone the violent autism/classroom destruction crisis on any prepper channels anywhere on YouTube. This obscurity ends now!

Everyone who takes the "magic Luciferase potion" will be ineligible to donate organs/blood/plasma unless you live in California - where you can legally donate toxic, clot-filled blood:


This woman is running for Lt. Gov. of Florida........

"“I’m a teacher. I am a sp-ed teacher, so my major was emotionally-handicapped education, okay?” she said. “That by itself qualifies me to deal with the dysfunctional legislature.”

“[It’s] a unique set of, uh, you know, skill set in order to deal with them,” she continued, prompting a response from Florida’s first lady Casey DeSantis.

“Sickened by callous words from someone who claims to be an advocate for children. Karla, saying children w/ unique abilities are ‘dysfunctional’ & equating them to political opponents is a new low,” DeSantis said."

Anna Quandt

My husband died three days after my son turned 20. He couldn’t process the grief and became addicted to Xanax. It took ten years before he could stand for anyone to say “happy birthday” to him. He seem though it now.

I have two neurotypical friends who suffer from unresolved
“complicated” grief. It is life affecting and debilitating. So I’m glad someone is recognizing it.

Angus Files

Thanks for the post .We have a friend who has no mechanism to cope with death or so it seems. Two suicides and her father dying young. So when anyone dies a friend, The Queen, she stops functioning -she just zones out and stares out of the window to the extent you cant mention dying or that is enough for her to go down the rabbit hole and disappear.

Thanks for the comments and the article it helps explain a lot as the GP`s NHS over here in the UK don't know what to do apart from prescribe drugs.
Nothing ever done to benefit the patient only ever one aim to line pharma's pockets as much as possible.

Pharma For Prison



I’m suspicious that this study is just meant to be a cover for another way to “treat” our loved ones after we’re gone … with Big Pharma drugs. Since when do any of these people really care about them?


My mother passed away three years ago at the age of 90 from a massive stroke. She lived with my family for 30 years and my adult son with autism has still not gotten over her loss. He talks about her every day and says grandma is in Heaven with grandpa and they are happy together. He is telling me in his own way about the long term grief he is feeling and I am feeling exactly the same way. My older son without autism is also going through long term grief over her loss. She was like a second mother to them both and we just can't seem to get over the great loss we are feeling over her passing away. Grief is a very difficult state of mind and it takes some of us many years to process the reality of our great loss. Our children/adults with autism feel it greatly as we do and we must give them all the love and support they need now and in the future.

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