Thoughts about Prolonged Grief Disorder
So, if you are following me, you probably already know that “Prolonged Grief Disorder”, or PGD, has been added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, more commonly known as the DSM.
Some background — The DSM is produced by the American Psychiatric Association, or the APA. The APA revises the DSM periodically. The last major revision was in 2013, so nearly a decade ago.
The DSM uses common language and standard criteria to allow its users, mostly in the United States, to classify and communicate a patient’s mental…