Because I remember her song, because I have heard their songs- all of them for all your beloved children and parents and fathers and mothers and friends and others, I will continue to use my voice to speak out against the pathologization of normal grief.
From Dr. Allen Frances,
After 40 years and lots of clinical experience, I can't distinguish at two weeks between
the symptoms of normal grief and the symptoms of mild depression-
and I challenge anyone else to do so. This is an inherently unreliable distinction.
And I know damn well that primary care doctors can't do it in a 7 minute visit.
This story has not yet ended.