Our expert says:
It can be hard to diagnose depression amongst real grief, which is similar, but tends to be self-limiting. I would hope that your colleagues will recognize and respect your grief --- which normally takes many months to resolve itself. As I know well, from personal as well as professional expwerience, it has a way of catching you unexpectedly, and a sidden byrst of tears or a wail arrives --- maybe while watching an unexpectedly sad part of a movie, or caught by an image, a smell, a memory. Its normal, though very uncomfortable. Counselling, especially from someone accustomed to working with grief, could help. And time does heal, though one is reluctant to hear that because that's not how it feels, and it seems like a brush-off.
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