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ERIC Number: EJ1020637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
When a Child Dies: A Critical Analysis of Grief-Related Controversies in "DSM-5"
Thieleman, Kara; Cacciatore, Joanne
Research on Social Work Practice, v24 n1 p114-122 Jan 2014
The upcoming fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" has incited vociferous debate among academics, clinicians, and the general public. Two contested changes are eliminating the bereavement exclusion from the major depressive disorder diagnosis and creating a new category for intense and prolonged grief called "persistent complex bereavement-related disorder." This article critically analyzes research and debate regarding these two changes and considers the likely implications for bereaved parents and other traumatically bereaved groups, who may be especially vulnerable to consequences of the two proposed changes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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