Criticism of DSM-5 proposals for grief in this week’s Lancet: Editorial and Essay
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Christopher Lane Ph.D. has blogged at Side Effects at Psychology Today
From quirky to serious, trends in psychology and psychiatry.
by Christopher Lane, Ph.D.
Britain’s “Lancet” calls the proposal “dangerously simplistic and flawed.”
Published on February 17, 2012 by Christopher Lane, Ph.D. in Side Effects
Allan Frances, MD, former chair of DSM-IV Task Force has blogged in DSM5 in Distress at Psychology Today
DSM5 in Distress
The DSM’s impact on mental health practice and research.
by Allen Frances, M.D.
Will DSM 5 Finally Drop This Terrible Idea
Published on February 17, 2012 by Allen J. Frances, M.D. in DSM5 in Distress
This week in the Lancet
The lead Editorial in this week’s Lancet expresses concerns about specific proposals for the next edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
The misclassification of grief as a mental illness
An Editorial expresses concerns about the forthcoming fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). While previous editions of DSM have highlighted the need to consider, and usually exclude, bereavement before diagnosis of a major depressive disorder, the current draft of this fifth edition fails to do that. In this week’s The Art of Medicine Arthur Kleinma reflects on his own personal experiences of grief and continues the discussion on the classification of grief as a mental illness. Finally, a Comment asks if attenuated psychosis syndrome should be included in DSM-5.
Lancet Editorial: Grief is not an illness and should not be routinely treated with antidepressants (Full text)
The Lancet, Volume 379, Issue 9816, Page 589, 18 February 2012 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60248-7
Also includes reference to ICD-11:
“WHO’s International Classification of Diseases, currently under revision as ICD-11, is debating a proposal to include “prolonged grief disorder”, but it will be another 18 months before that definition will be clear.” Editorial, The Lancet, Page 589, 18 February 2012
Essay: Culture, bereavement, and psychiatry (Full text)
The Lancet, Volume 379, Issue 9816, Pages 608 – 609, 18 February 2012 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60258-X
Comment: Should attenuated psychosis syndrome be included in DSM-5? (Subscription or payment required)
The Lancet, Volume 379, Issue 9816, Pages 591 – 592, 18 February 2012 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61507-9
Previous Lancet article on DSM-5
The first flight of DSM-5 | Niall Boyce
The Lancet, Volume 377, Issue 9780, Pages 1816 – 1817, 28 May 2011 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60743-5