Prolonged Grief Disorder in Section II of DSM-5: A Commentary

P.A. Boelen*, Maarten Eisma, Geert Smid, Lonneke Lenferink

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The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has proposed to change the position of disturbed grief in DSM-5, replacing criteria for Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder (PCBD), currently in Section III (APA, 2013), for criteria for Prolonged Grief Disorder, to be moved into Section II (APA, 2020). In our view, it is a welcome step if criteria for DSM-5 PGD are added to Section II, as disordered grief would then be recognized as a formal DSM diagnosis. We also have some concerns about the DSM-5 PGD proposal, that we hope can be allayed in the process toward the appearance of the revised DSM-5. These concerns are articulated in this letter.
Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftEuropean Journal of Psychotraumatology
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusPublished - 2020

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