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The importance of harmonising diagnostic criteria sets for pathological grief

  • Lonneke I. M. Lenferink (a1), Paul A. Boelen (a2), Geert E. Smid (a3) and Muirne C. S. Paap (a4)

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Five diagnostic criteria sets for pathological grief are currently used in research. Studies evaluating their performance indicate that it is not justified to generalise findings regarding prevalence rates and predictive validity across studies using different diagnostic criteria of pathological grief. We provide recommendations to move the bereavement field forward.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Correspondence: Lonneke I. M. Lenferink. Email: l.i.m.lenferink@rug.nl

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Declaration of interest: None.

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The importance of harmonising diagnostic criteria sets for pathological grief

  • Lonneke I. M. Lenferink (a1), Paul A. Boelen (a2), Geert E. Smid (a3) and Muirne C. S. Paap (a4)

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The importance of harmonising diagnostic criteria sets for pathological grief

  • Lonneke I. M. Lenferink (a1), Paul A. Boelen (a2), Geert E. Smid (a3) and Muirne C. S. Paap (a4)
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