March 21, 2022
Mental Health
  • The American Psychiatric Association (APA) added prolonged grief disorder in its latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Its inclusion means that clinicians can now bill insurance companies for treating people for the condition. It could also “set off a competition for approval of medicines by the Food and Drug Administration,” per the New York Times. Some providers have argued that the move categorizes a basic element of human emotions as a disorder and could lead to false positives. (Article here)