Allen Frances

Should Grief Be Considered A Disorder?

Posted on 01/27/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf you’re grieving over the loss of a loved one, is that normal? Or should it be diagnosed as depression? That’s the controversy over a proposed change to the medical diagnosis of depression that would characterize grieving as a disorder and greatly increase the number of people treated for it, reports the New York Times. The American Psychiatric Association is finishing work on the new edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, considered the psychiatrists’ bible and …