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Psychiatrists To Take New Approach In Bereavement

NPR | Dec. 6, 2012 3:40 p.m.

A panel of psychiatrists recently voted on changes for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It guides diagnoses and treatments for millions of people. Among the changes is the removal of the so-called “bereavement exclusion” for depression diagnoses. Audie Cornish talks with Jerome Wakefield of NYU’s Silver School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry, about how it might change the way doctors deal with grieving patients.

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