November 01, 2008
AJP CME Course for November 2008: Does Bereavement-Related Major Depression Differ From Major Depression Associated With Other Stressful Life Events?

Self-Assessment Quiz - Expired

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When criteria for "normal grief" were applied to patients with depression that was bereavement-related and to patients whose depression was related to other stressful life events, how did the two groups of patients compare?
In comparing cases of bereavement-related depression to cases of depression related to other stressful events, which of the following was observed?
This study tested the hypothesis that individuals who had bereavement-related depression with features of normal grief were sufficiently distinct so that they should not be diagnosed as major depression. The study reached which of the following conclusions regarding these cases?