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Aggrieved Over Grief As A Diagnosis In DSM

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

My concern is that if we add grief, or internet addiction or "Facebook depression" to an already-growing number of diagnoses, we are likely to find that nearly everyone on this planet suffers from mental illness.

When Does Grief Become Mental Illness?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

We should continue our cultural tradition of recognizing grief as a normal (and expected) human experience. If anything, the grieving person may benefit from support and sympathy, rather than being diagnosed as mentally ill and treated as such.