Author Affiliations: Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
As Gilman and colleagues note in their letter, they came to a different conclusion from their analyses1 of bereavement-related depressive episodes in the National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) than I did.2 The important difference between our analyses is with regard to “complicated” bereavement, which they defined as
Mojtabai R. Epidemiologic Evidence Concerning the Bereavement Exclusion in Major Depression—Reply. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(11):1179-1181. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2012.385