This morning's Morning Edition on NPR had a story highlighting a new controversy coming out of the DSM 5 revisions. This controversy focusses on the proposed removal of the "bereavement exception" from a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder. Under DSM-IV, patients showing depressive symptoms which may have been caused by the loss of a loved one are not diagnosed or treated as depressed unless the symptoms continue for several months after the loss. The proposed change for DSM 5 would allow patients to be diagnosed and treated if the symptoms last longer than 2 weeks. Some people oppose the change and argue that grief is normal and may be beneficial. They are concerned about the "overmedicalizing" of our experiences.