Our expert says:
You would need a prescription for Cilift or anything like it, and it probably would not help. Although in many ways they feel similar, Grief / Bereavement and Depression are significantly different. The depression arises in relation to chemical changes in the brain, which can be corrected by antidepressants. Grief is related to powerful psychological aspects of the loss, and with many personal variations, and responds best to counselling / psychotherapy, by someone with experience of helping people in grief. There is some concern that sedation ( like the sleeping meds often offered ) may "freeze" the necessary grief work and slow the whole healing process.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.