Grief Exclusion and DSM V

A recent report in the popular press cites Kenneth Kendler and Arthur Kleinman on the pathologization of grief.

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  1. This subject, the approved period of time spent in grief and subsequent depression, cries out for the kind of analysis that mental health professionals were supposed to provide. How can there be any mechanical guide to such a huge subject as object loss? I imagine that any treatment smacking of Freud is now too expensive. I wrote about other objections to Freud here: http://clarespark.com/2012/02/19/the-romantic-repudiation-of-freud-co/. I wonder if there is more than an economic motive to the jerking around of patients.

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