Is grieving too long a disorder? | Curio

Is grieving too long a disorder?

9 mins | Apr 8, 2022

Every type of grief is unique, just as every person lost was. Grief is a well-known but frequently underestimated element of life. However, external pressures to be productive and not make others uncomfortable have led to damaging expectations that we can and should revert to "normalcy" after a few days to mourn. With several ongoing disasters causing widespread suffering and after over a decade of debate, Mary Elizabeth Williams explores how the 2022 addition of "prolonged grief disorder" to the DSMM could change our mindsets by recognising that loss can cause clinically significant distress or impairment.

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