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The diagnosis of complicated grief as a mental disorder: a critical appraisal


Wagner, B; Maercker, Andreas (2010). The diagnosis of complicated grief as a mental disorder: a critical appraisal. Psychologica Belgica, 50(1-2):27-48.

Abstract

In recent years, research on grief complications has focused on the develop-
ment and validation of Complicated Grief diagnostic criteria for the fifth edi-
tion of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V).
Even though research has shown that complicated grief is a disorder distinct
from other psychiatric disorders such as PTSD and MDD, there are still
concerns about the validation and conceptualisation of the proposed criteria.
In this article, we review findings and different concepts with regard to
complicated grief. Key issues are the currently proposed diagnostic criteria,
differentiation between traumatic and non-traumatic bereavement, and rela-
tional aspects of the grief process.

Abstract

In recent years, research on grief complications has focused on the develop-
ment and validation of Complicated Grief diagnostic criteria for the fifth edi-
tion of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V).
Even though research has shown that complicated grief is a disorder distinct
from other psychiatric disorders such as PTSD and MDD, there are still
concerns about the validation and conceptualisation of the proposed criteria.
In this article, we review findings and different concepts with regard to
complicated grief. Key issues are the currently proposed diagnostic criteria,
differentiation between traumatic and non-traumatic bereavement, and rela-
tional aspects of the grief process.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:22 Sep 2010 10:23
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 17:22
Publisher:Academia Press
ISSN:0033-2879
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Related URL. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.5334/pb-50-1-2-27
Related URLs:http://www.ingentaconnect.com/search/article?title=DIAGNOSIS+OF+COMPLICATED+GRIEF&title_type=title&year_from=1998&year_to=2009&database=1&pageSize=20&index=1#expand/collapse

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