Prolonged Grief Disorder

Thank you for your interest in Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD). After you fill in your email address, you will be directed to Weill Cornell Center for Research to complete the PG-13. Only you will see your results. After you complete the instrument, I will send you periodic newsletters containing information regarding grief and loss. Your email address will not be used by any other organization for any other reason.

The PG -13© is a diagnostic tool that was developed by Holly G. Prigerson, Ph.D., Paul K. Maciejewski, Ph.D. If a respondent meets criteria for PGD, this would suggest that he or she should seek a more thorough evaluation from a mental health professional. Only an in-person assessment by a mental health professional can determine for certain, the clinical significance of the reported symptoms, and provide recommendations or referrals for treatment.

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PGD is a newly defined syndrome that is a specific reaction to the loss of someone loved very much. There are a particular set of PGD symptoms – feelings, thoughts, actions – that must be elevated at 6 months post-loss and that must be associated with significant functional impairment for a person to meet criteria for PGD.