Adjustment Disorders

Diagnosis

Adjustment Disorders result in emotional and/or behavioral symptoms in response to an identified stressor.  The symptoms are present within 3 months of the initiation of the stressor.  There must be functional impairment and/or clinically significant distress, symptoms cannot be a function of bereavement, symptoms cannot last longer than 6 months.

Subtypes

Adjustment Disorders include various subtypes that include:

  • Depressed Mood
  • Anxiety
  • Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood
  • Disturbance of Conduct
  • Mixed Disturbance of Emotions and Conduct
  • Unspecified

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