Anniversary reaction can occur at any age but is more common as we pass through middle age into our advanced years. Anniversary reaction is, as it suggests, a sadness, anxiety or depression that occurs on the anniversary of a shock.
It is usual for all of us to have some memory of unhappy events brought back to us by reaching a certain date. Severe depression can occur, however, which needs treating.
Homeopathic remedies are excellent in this area but need to be given at high potency and after full consultation with a homeopath.
Counselling, preferably with a bereavement counsellor, is nearly always beneficial.