Submitted for Publication: February 17, 2014; final revision received April 25, 2014; accepted May 28, 2014.
Published Online: September 24, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.1242.
Study concept and design: Shear.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Shear, Wang, Skritskaya, Mauro.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Shear, Duan, Mauro, Ghesquiere.
Statistical analysis: Shear, Wang, Duan, Mauro.
Obtained funding: Shear.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Shear, Skritskaya.
Study supervision: Shear.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Shear received a contract from Guilford Press to write a book on grief. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant R01MH070741 from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding source had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: Steven Roose, MD (Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York), reviewed the ratings at week 20 for the study, for which he received no financial compensation. Kathleen Clougherty, LCSW (Department of Epidemiology, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University), supervised the delivery of interpersonal psychotherapy and was financially compensated.