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Editor's Correspondence
Dec 10/24, 2012

Grief in Health Care Professionals: When Screening for Major Depression Is Needed—Reply

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Department of Public Health, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel.

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(22):1768-1769. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2096

In reply

In response to our study,1 Corruble et al note that grief should not be confused with major depressive episode (MDE) and that health care professionals whose grief lasts longer than 2 weeks should be screened for MDE. I thank the authors for their letter; however, I am concerned about these conclusions for the following reasons:

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