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November 22, 2023

Epidemiology of Prolonged Grief Disorder – Free

About Course

Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) is now included in the DSM-5-TR and the ICD-11, making it possible to expand the knowledge base of its basic epidemiology to global populations. This presentation will describe the social determinants, occurrence, and distribution of PGD based on what we know so far. It will also discuss the prevalence of bereavement and its relationship with disadvantage, highlighting a social justice perspective.

Description

Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) is now included in the DSM-5-TR and the ICD-11, making it possible to expand the knowledge base of its basic epidemiology to global populations. This presentation will describe the social determinants, occurrence, and distribution of PGD based on what we know so far. It will also discuss the prevalence of bereavement and its relationship with disadvantage, highlighting a social justice perspective.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify two key social determinants of PGD
  2. Describe the prevalence of PGD
  3. Describe the association between bereavement, disadvantage, and social justice

Presenter

​​Dr. Christy A. Denckla is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, an Associate Member at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Her research aims to understand the impact of adversity and bereavement on psychological functioning and well-being, as well as the mechanisms that appear to drive adaptation. Dr. Denckla’s work on bereavement is funded by an early career K23 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and her clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Her doctoral research was completed at Adelphi University in New York.

Course Curriculum
Epidemiology of Prolonged Grief Disorder

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We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers, educators, and clinicians committed to improving the lives of grievers by deepening knowledge and understanding of grief, adaptation to loss, and prolonged grief disorder (PGD) through research, training, and community outreach.
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Durations: 1 hour
Lectures: 1
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Level: All Levels
Language: English
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