Grief in the DSM-: Changes in Diagnosing Grief-Related Disorders – Christina Zampitella
Designed for mental health professionals, this course discusses the hotly debated bereavement-related DSM-5 ® changes: the bereavement exclusion in major depressive disorder, uncomplicated grief, specified trauma and stressor related disorders, and the proposed diagnosis of complicated grief. You will learn, based on empirical research, why the changes were needed, what the implications of those changes are in clinical practice, and how those implications can enhance or detract from differential bereavement assessments. Also discussed are the reason why the changes remain problematic and what the implications are for future DSM ® editions.
- Recognize how the current research in the field of bereavement is related to the changes that made in the DSM-5 ®
- Review the changes in the DSM-5 ® and respond to those changes in differential diagnosing
- Learn why the changes made in the DSM-5 ® are still problematic
- Recognize the implications in regard to future editions of the DSM ®
Bereavement in the DSM ® – historical context
Why were changes needed
What are the changes in the DSM-5 ®?
- Uncomplicated grief
- Other Specified Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
- Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder – conditions for further study (Section 3)
Why are these changes still problematic?
How to use the DSM-5 ® for diagnosing uncomplicated and complicated grief – implications for the bereaved
- Differential diagnosing
- The “note” under Major Depressive Disorder
Future DSM ® implications