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The grieving process, says the Columbia psychiatrist, doesn't happen in defined stages; it's about breaking an "attachment system."

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Is grief an illness? When does "normal" grief become clinical? Columbia's Dr. Katherine Shear shares insights from her groundbreaking research.

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Bereavement expert Dr. Katherine Shear reveals what happens inside the grieving brain and offers strategies for coping with loss.

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Columbia bereavement therapist Dr. Katherine Shear discusses her personal encounters with the emotion at the heart of her work.