Grief reactions and depression in family practice: differential diagnosis and treatment.

  • Jack M Stack
  • Published 1982 in The Journal of family practice


To make a differential diagnosis between depression, normal grieving, and pathological grief reactions is a common problem for family physicians. Patients often present to the family physician with physical symptoms, such as pain, headache, dizziness, fatigue, and disturbances of digestion and sleep, rather than psychological symptoms. Treatment modalities… (More)


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