"For the few bereaved who are severely impaired or at risk of suicide, doctors can already apply the diagnosis of major depression. But don’t change the rules for everyone else. Let us experience the grief we need to feel without being called sick." Allen Frances, an emeritus professor and former chairman of psychiatry at Duke University
Hands down, the most lucidly-considered grief-healing article by an M. D. that I have ever read.
Please read the article and take hope, all ye who despair at the state of Western Medicine. But do note that this M. D. is a psychiatrist. Would that all medical doctors had this outlook towards healing.
I've issued an Exploding Head Warning for today through Sunday, so I'm off to crawl underneath rocks. Storms, heat, melatonin (I believe it's a stand-alone migraine trigger, just need to test it maybe once more), and a classic healing crisis have knocked me back a few steps.
| Op-Ed Contributor - Good Grief - NYTimes.com |
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