The importance of harmonising diagnostic criteria sets for pathological grief

Lonneke I.M. Lenferink*, Paul A. Boelen, Geert E. Smid, Muirne C.S. Paap

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Abstract

Five diagnostic criteria sets for pathological grief are currently used in research. Studies evaluating their performance indicate that it is not justified to generalise findings regarding prevalence rates and predictive validity across studies using different diagnostic criteria of pathological grief. We provide recommendations to move the bereavement field forward.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-476
Number of pages4
JournalBritish journal of psychiatry
Volume219
Issue number3
Early online date13 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • complicated grief
  • DSM-5
  • ICD-11
  • Persistent complex bereavement disorder
  • prolonged grief disorder

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