ADEC Shares Vital Background on DSM-V Exclusion

ADEC, the Association for Death Education and Counseling, has made two valuable resources publicly available on the Internet, which cover important background information on the proposed removal of the bereavement exclusion for depression in the DSM-V (see "DSM Debate Grows over Grief and Depression"). The newly revised and updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) -- which is the result of several years of intensive and comprehensive review, analysis, and discussion by the foremost experts in the world -- is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The ADEC resources are free to access:

  • The summary of a report, "Removing the Exclusionary Criterion about Depression in Cases of Bereavement," submitted to the ADEC Board of Directors in November 2010 by its Scientific Advisory Committee
  • The full content of  the webinar "The DSM-V Exclusion Criteria Explained, Processed, and Problem Solved," which will be available online for the next month (through March 21).