The importance of harmonising diagnostic criteria sets for pathological grief

Lenferink, L. I. M., Boelen, P. A., Smid, G. E. & Paap, M. C. S., 13-Nov-2019, In : The British Journal of Psychiatry. 4 p.

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Five different diagnostic criteria sets for pathological grief are currently used in research. Studies evaluating the performance of these sets indicate that it is not justified to generalise findings regarding prevalence rates and predictive validity across studies using different diagnostic criteria of pathological grief. We provide recommendations to move the bereavement field forward.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalThe British Journal of Psychiatry
Early online date13-Nov-2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13-Nov-2019


  • Persistent complex bereavement disorder, prolonged grief disorder, ICD-11, DSM-5, complicated grief

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