The bereavement exclusion and DSM-5.

  title={The bereavement exclusion and DSM-5.},
  author={Sidney Zisook and Emmanuelle Corruble and Naihua Duan and Alana Iglewicz and Elie George Karam and Nicole M Lanouette and Barry D. Lebowitz and Ronald W. Pies and Charles Reynolds and Kathryn Seay and M Katherine Shear and Naomi M Simon and Ilanit Tal Young},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  volume={29 5},
BACKGROUND Pre-DSM-III (where DSM is Diagnostic and Statistical Manual), a series of studies demonstrated that major depressive syndromes were common after bereavement and that these syndromes often were transient, not requiring treatment. Largely on the basis of these studies, a decision was made to exclude the diagnosis of a major depressive episode (MDE) if symptoms could be "better accounted for by bereavement than by MDE" unless symptoms were severe and very impairing. Thus, since the… CONTINUE READING
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