ELEANOR HALL: There’s renewed debate over the clinical definition of depression and whether it should be extended to encompass the most severe symptoms of grief.
Mental health experts in the United States are considering bundling depression and bereavement together in the new diagnostic manual of mental disorders.
Experts here in Australia are warning that could medicalise normal human emotions as Emily Bourke reports.
EMILY BOURKE: To some the symptoms are the same but in the medical world grief and depression are regarded as very different beasts – but that might be about to change.
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