This book is designed to present a state-of the-art approach to the assessment and management of bereavement-related psychopathology. Written by experts in the fi eld, it addresses the recent shift in the fi eld calling for greater recognition of bereavement-related psychopathology, as evidenced by the removal of bereavement from the exclusion criteria for major depressive disorder and the provisional inclusion of a bereavement disorder as a condition requiring further study in the DSM-5. Th is text introduces and reviews the theoretical background underlying bereavement-related psychopathology, addresses the issues faced by clinicians who assess bereaved individuals in diff erent contexts, and reviews the management of and varied treatment approaches for individuals with grief reactions.
Clinical Handbook of Bereavement and Grief Reactions is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, students, counselors, psychiatric nurses, social workers, and all medical professionals working with patients struggling with bereavement and grief reactions.
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Section 1. Introduction and Theory1. Grief Reactions in the Antiquity 2. Impact of Social Cultural Influences on Grief Reactions 3. Grief and Post-Traumatic Stress Reactions4. Grief Reactions and Other Comorbibities5. Neurobiology of Grief Reactions6. Grief Reactions in International Classifications
Section 2. Clinical Presentation 7. Normal and Pathologic Grief8. Grief Reactions in Children and Adolescents9. Grief Reactions in the Elderly10. Grief Reactions in Suicide Survivors11. Grief Reactions in Cancer Survivors12. Grief Reactions in Non-Westernized Populations
Section 3. Treatment13. Narrative Therapy for Grief Reactions14. Mind Body Intervention for Grief Reactions: A Rationale15. Hospice services16. Complicated Grief Treatment17. Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Grief ReactionsPharmacotherapy of Grief Reactions