While the DSM-IV recognizes that depressive symptoms are sometimes normal in bereaved individuals, this “Bereavement Exclusion” is targeted for elimination from the DSM-V. However researchers from NYU find that the evidence supports validity for the “Bereavement Exclusion” and its importance in preventing over-diagnosis of depression.
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