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Complicated grief and related bereavement issues for DSM‐5
Modifications in the bereavement V code and refinement of bereavement exclusions in major depression and other disorders are discussed.
Consensus criteria for traumatic grief
Preliminary analyses suggest the consensus criteria for traumatic grief have satisfactory operating characteristics, and point to directions for further refinement of the criteria set.
Difference in treatment outcome in outpatients with anxious versus nonanxious depression: a STAR*D report.
Remission was significantly less likely and took longer to occur in these patients than in those with nonanxious depression, and ratings of side effect frequency, intensity, and burden, as well as the number of serious adverse events, were significantly greater in the anxious depression group.
Suicide risk in schizophrenia: learning from the past to change the future
This is the first attempt to present a consensus report as well as the development of a set of guidelines for reducing suicide risk among schizophenia patients.
Effect of age at onset on the course of major depressive disorder.
Although age at onset does not define distinct depressive subgroups, earlier onset is associated with multiple indicators of greater illness burden across a wide range of indicators.
Is it possible to be schizophrenic yet neuropsychologically normal?
The existence of NP-normal schizophrenics suggests that the pathophysiology underlying the cognitive deficits often associated with schizophrenia may be distinct from that causing some of its core psychiatric features.
Psychiatric disorders in patients with fibromyalgia. A multicenter investigation.
The course of normal grief.
Writing an essay on the course of normal grief is more difficult than immediately meets the eye. Grief is a natural phenomenon that occurs after the loss of a loved one. If grief is normal, what,…
Grief and bereavement: what psychiatrists need to know
It is essential for psychiatrists to recognize their own vulnerabilities to the personal assaults that often accompany such losses, not only for their own mental health and well-being, but also to provide the most sensitive and enlightened care to their patients.
Neuropsychological deficits in schizophrenics. Relationship to age, chronicity, and dementia.
It is suggested that neuropsychological impairment in schizophrenia is unrelated to current age, age at onset, or duration of illness, and that the encephalopathy associated with schizophrenia is essentially nonprogressive and produces a pattern of deficits that is different from that seen in progressive cortical dementias.