Melbourne: The grieving process could be branded a medical condition if a mourner feels sad for more than two weeks and consults a GP, psychiatrists have claimed.At present, mourners can feel sad for two months before being told they have a mental disorder, Professor Dale Larson said. Decades ago, a diagnosis could be made after a year.In a keynote address at an Australian Psychological Society conference in Melbourne on Saturday, Prof Larson will express his anger about the American Psychiatric Association`s new diagnostic manual, DSM 5, which is used in many countries including Australia and New Zealand.The manual allows a diagnosis of depression after two weeks of grieving, News.com.au reported.
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