Bereavement-related depressive episodes: Characteristics, 3-year course, and implications for the DSM-5

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Context: The DSM-IV criteria for major depressive episodes exclude brief episodes that are better accounted for by bereavement. However, a proposal has been made to remove this exclusion from the DSM-5. Objectives: To compare the demographic and psychiatric characteristics of participants with bereavementrelated, single, brief (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)920-928
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of General Psychiatry
Volume68
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

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