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Adjustment Disorder

An adjustment disorder is a debilitating reaction, usually lasting less than six months, to a stressful event or situation. The development of emotional or behavioral symptoms in response to an identifiable stressor(s) occurring within 3 months of the onset of the stressor(s).

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PsychNet-UK Adjustment Disorder Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
 
 Adjustment Disorder - With Anxiety and/or Depression. - An Adjustment Disorder occurs when the normal process of adaptation to one or more stressful life experiences is disrupted, and will occur within three months of the onset of this stressor or stressors. These stressors may be perceived as good or bad (see attached Holmes & Rahe scale). AD is not the same as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) which is usually a response to a much more severe stressor. 2/5
Adjustment Disorder - A Ministry of Defence PDF Leaflet. The ICD-101 and DSM-IV2 define adjustment disorders as transient states of distress and emotional disturbance, which arise in the course of adapting to a significant life change, stressful life event, serious physical illness, or possibility of serious illness.. 3/5
Adjustment Disorders - Adjustment disorder (AD) is a stress-related, short-term, nonpsychotic disturbance. Persons with AD are often viewed as disproportionately overwhelmed or overly intense in their responses to given stimuli. An Article by Tami D Benton, MD. Not Rate
 
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Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy in the Treatment of Adjustment Disorders: A Guide for Providers Under Managed Care
Drug Therapy and Adjustment Disorders (Psychiatric Disorders: Drugs & Psychology for the Mind & Body Series)
Stressors and the Adjustment Disorders

Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy in the Treatment of Adjustment Disorders: A Guide for Providers Under Managed Care

Drug Therapy and Adjustment Disorders (Psychiatric Disorders: Drugs & Psychology for the Mind & Body Series)

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