Pathological grief: diagnosis and explanation.

  title={Pathological grief: diagnosis and explanation.},
  author={Mardi Jon Horowitz and George A. Bonanno and Are Holen},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
&NA; Pathological grief deserves a place in the diagnostic nomenclature. Because posttraumatic stress disorder requires an event beyond the range of usual experience and bereavement is virtually a universal experience, a new diagnosis of signs and symptoms precipitated by a loss event is needed. Many varieties of pathological grief have been noted in clinical research studies, and multiple diagnoses of pathological grief would make research difficult. The authors advance a solution in a… 

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