ERIC Number: EJ1011484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
"DSM-5" and Bereavement: The Loss of Normal Grief?
Fox, Jesse; Jones, K. Dayle
Journal of Counseling & Development, v91 n1 p113-119 Jan 2013
The mood disorder work group has proposed to eliminate the bereavement exclusion criterion from the diagnosis of major depression in the 5th edition of the American Psychiatric Association's (2012) "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders." The proposal would break tradition with the long-held distinction between depression and normal bereavement. This article reviews the development of the bereavement exclusion, discusses evidence for and against the proposal, and offers some relevant implications for counselors in light of the research on depression and bereavement.
Descriptors: Grief, Depression (Psychology), Criteria, Clinical Diagnosis, Mental Disorders, Counselors
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