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Letters to the Editor
Nov 2012

Epidemiologic Evidence Concerning the Bereavement Exclusion in Major Depression—Reply

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(11):1179-1181. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2012.385

In reply

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

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