I've only recently found out about complicated grief (sometimes called persistent complex bereavement disorder) and I've been wondering a few things about it.- Is it more prevalent than what is known? Like most mental disorders, it is most likely under reported, but I wonder by how much.- Is the diagnosis necessary? Sometimes I wonder if pathologizing/labeling extreme emotions can be more harmful than helpful.- Grief, in general, is observed in many animal species. This suggests its beneficial for survival, but I wonder in what way? Or maybe not at all?www.verywellhealth.comDifferences Between Normal and Complicated GriefLearn the differences between normal and complicated grief, the usual symptoms or characteristics of each, and how to deal with complicated grief.I'm open to discussions of these questions! Plus, if anyone has any personal experience and would like to share I'd love to hear about it.