Grief and depression have similar symptoms. With new changes in psychiatric diagnosis definitions, the two will increasingly overlap. Declared complete, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) is slated for release in May, but debate continues to surround some of its more controversial changes — specifically, the elimination of the old DSM’s “bereavement exclusion”… Continue reading Would Antidepressants Help During Grieving?
Earlier this year, a 101-year-old woman from Menlo Park, Calif. (in Facebook’s neighborhood) was crowned the oldest user on the social network. However, according to ABC News, a 105-year-old woman from New Mexico is the rightful owner of the title. ABC News wrote a story about Maria Colunia Segura-Metzgar, who turned 105 earlier this week and uses… Continue reading Meet Facebook’s newest oldest user Maria
A few dozen Ohioans will meet Wednesday evening in a community room at a Panera Bread outside of Columbus for tea, cake and conversation over an unusual shared curiosity. For two hours, split between small circles and a larger group discussion, they’ll talk about death. A facilitator may throw out questions to spark the conversation:… Continue reading The Death Café