Shadows and Light: How Grief Rewires the Brain


Bereavement is the state of being deprived of something or someone, resulting in grief, an emotion which can draw one toward the something or someone missing. While the experience of social loss is universal, each person’s individual grief is unique, and the path to returning to a life of satisfaction requires arduous work. This course will review the characteristics of grief, describe empirical studies validating models of grief, and define the construct of Prolonged Grief Disorder—newly listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the American Psychiatric Association's handbook for mental health disorders. In addition, a summary of treatment trials for complicated grief, along with a framework for grief work, will be provided.

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