Year: 1974 Source: Canadian Psychiatric Association Journal, v.19, no.3 (1974), p.309-312 SIEC No: 19820334

The authors report on a study comparing depression symptoms in the bereaved with those of hospitalized primary depressives. Findings suggest that while the bereaved exhibit symptoms indistinguishable from depressive illness, they & others consider that “normal”. Primary depressives experience their condition as “change” requiring help. The newly bereaved exhibiting these symptoms therefore should not be included in the primary affective disorder group. Table included. (JB)