Pathological grief: diagnosis and explanation.

  title={Pathological grief: diagnosis and explanation.},
  author={M. Horowitz and G. Bonanno and A. Holen},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  • M. Horowitz, G. Bonanno, A. Holen
  • Published 1993
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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