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Aniket Deolikar, Student (MBA), India
Swiss-American psychiatrist Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book "On Death and Dying" described 5 stages of grief to describe the process patients with terminal illness go through as they (hopefully) come to terms with their own deaths; it was later applied to grieving friends and family as well, who seemed to undergo a similar process. Although commonly referenced in popular media and certainly useful in practice, the existence and exact order of these precise stages has not been empirically demonstrated. The stages, popularly known by the acronym DABDA are:
  1. DENIAL – In this stage, individuals believe the diagnosis is somehow mistaken, and cling to a false, preferable reality.
  2. ANGER – When the individual recognizes that denial cannot continue, they become frustrated, especially at proximate individuals. Certain psychological responses of a person undergoing this phase would be: "Why me? It's not fair!"; "How can this happen to me?"; "Who is to blame?"; "Why wou (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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