An overview of complicated grief terminology and diagnostic criteria.
MetadataShow full item record
This article sets the scene for the current debate on the concept of complicated grief. Issues identified with diagnosis of individuals with complicated grief include concerns about misuse of the term, distinctions between normal and complicated grief and fears regarding stigmatisation associated with potential DSM-V classifications of complicated grief. Use of the term as described by Prigerson and colleagues reflects current best evidence, addresses concerns related to definitional error and would assist in progressing research and clinical practice in a more consistent manner if this were used by clinicians, researchers, health policy makers and educators. Such progress will be further assisted when consensus on the diagnostic criteria for complicated grief is achieved.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in reducing grief experienced by family carers of people with dementia: a systematic review.Wilson, S.; Toye, Christine; Aoun, S.; Slatyer, S.; Moyle, W.; Beattie, E. (2017)BACKGROUND: Family carers of people living and dying with dementia experience grief. The prevalence, predictors and associated factors of grief in this population have been identified, and psychosocial interventions to ...
Breen, L.; O'Connor, Moira (2007)A key theme in the bereavement literature is the recognition that every grief experience is unique and dependent on many variables, such as the circumstances of the death, characteristics of the bereaved individual, their ...
The presence and predictors of complicated grief symptoms in perinatally bereaved mothers from a bereavement support organizationMcSpedden, M.; Mullan, Barbara; Sharpe, L.; Breen, Lauren; Lobb, E. (2017)The present study investigated the presence and possible predictors of complicated grief symptoms in perinatally bereaved mothers (N = 121) up to 5 years postbereavement. The presence of complicated grief scores in the ...