April 17, 2000 (Kentfield, Calif.) -- For all our fantasies of winning the
lottery, sudden fortune can cause remarkable stress.
Therapist Stephen Goldbart, PhD, of Kentfield, Calif., says the newly rich
"feel cut off from their friends and family. They're suspicious of
investment counselors, afraid their kids will grow up spoiled or crippled by
the money. And they suffer from an identity crisis because at the ripe old age
of thirty-something they no longer have to go to work."
Grief is defined as the primarily emotional/affective process of reacting to the loss of a loved one through death. The focus is on the internal, intrapsychic process of the individual. Normal or common grief reactions may include components such as the following:
Numbness and disbelief.
Anxiety from the distress of separation.
A process of mourning often accompanied by symptoms of depression.
Grief reactions can also be viewed...