On Demand Grand Rounds: What Every Psychiatric Clinician Should Know About Complicated Grief
Wolfe Adler Award Lecture
This presentation was originally reviewed on October 26, 2020, and broadcast live online on October 28, 2020, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET.
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Complicated Grief (CG) is a painful and debilitating condition associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Without treatment, it can last for years, if not indefinitely. This condition is much more common than generally recognized, but often missed or misunderstood by even the most astute clinicians. A grief-focused psychotherapy named Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT) is an evidence-based intervention designed to promote adaptation to loss in individuals with CG. This presentation will provide review the main features of uncomplicated and complicated grief, depict how to differentiate CG from “typical” grief, and describe key principles and procedures of CGT. It also will review the use of antidepressant medication for this condition. At the end of the presentation, clinicians should be better armed to recognize CG in their patients and know when to refer or initiate treatment.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, therapists and other mental health professionals.
At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:
- Define key characteristics of uncomplicated (acute and integrative) grief
- Describe features and consequences of complicated grief
- Understand key components and effectiveness of a treatment for complicated grief
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About This Speaker
Dr. Zisook is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry UC San Diego. He directs the UC San Diego Healer Education, Assessment and Referral (HEAR) program, dedicated to preventing/reducing nurse and physician mental health stigma, burnout, and suicide. He serves on the Scientific Review Board and Grant Review Committee of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Scientific Advisory Board of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), Board of Directors of the American College of Psychiatry and the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology. He is the UC San Diego PI on an industry-sponsored multi-site study assessing Psilocybin assisted psychotherapy for treatment resistant depression. Academic interests include treatment resistant depression, suicide prevention with a special interest in physician suicide prevention, grief and bereavement, and psychiatric education.
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Sidney Zisook, MD, reports a financial relationship with COMPASS Ltd., as a researcher during the past 12 months. He will not discuss products, services or off label uses in this presentation.
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Grand Rounds: What Every Psychiatric Clinician Should Know About Complicated Grief
Sidney Zisook, MD,
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Director, UCSD Healer Education
Assessment and Referral (HEAR) Program, UC San Diego
San Diego, California
Originally reviewed October 22, 2020.
Originally broadcast live October 26, 2020, from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm EST
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