(POST MEDIA NEWS) — One of the world’s most influential medical journals is warning that normal human grief could soon be classified a mental illness and routinely treated with antidepressant drugs.

The Lancet, in a lead editorial published Thursday, says a proposed revision to psychiatry’s official manual of mental disorders that would allow doctors to diagnose the newly bereaved with major depression two weeks after the death of a loved one “is not only dangerously simplistic, but also flawed.”

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