adjustment disorder

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adjustment disorder

[ə′jəst·mənt dis‚ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
A category of emotional disorder in which an individual exhibits maladaptive reactions to identifiable life events or circumstances.
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The risks of developing adjustment disorders and anxious presentation towards children's health are high," Dr Kuchibatla said.
Suicidal behavior in patients with adjustment disorders.
psychological consultation in cases of suspicion of stress, taking into account the possibility of acute stress, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adjustment disorders, 2.
16,17) However, since most of the patients were unable to participate in long and time-consuming interviews, eight major disorders including dysthymia, major depression, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), phobia, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), adjustment disorders, and psychotic disorders were selected and assessed.
The most common diagnoses were mood disorders (52%) [Major depressive disorder-42% being most prominent], adjustment disorders (26%) and substance use disorders (28%) (Nicotine abuse/ dependence-22% and alcohol abuse/ dependence-16%).
Other findings include: nine of 10 people are likely to experience trauma in their lifetimes; some 40% of distressed individuals have preexisting psychiatric disorders; and between 11% and 38% of distressed individuals evaluated at shelters and family-assistance centers after disasters have stress-related and adjustment disorders, including bereavement, major depression, and substance abuse.
There has been little research to identify vulnerability variables for adjustment disorders in the aftermath of particular stressors.
From 2000 to 2011, more than 936,000 current or former service members were diagnosed with a psychological condition, such as adjustment disorders, anxiety disorders, depression and substance abuse.
According to the US-based study Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs, symptoms experienced by cancer patients include feelings of depression, adjustment disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), guilt, loss of control, anger, sadness, confusion, fear of recurrence, concerns about body image and diminished self-esteem.
043), although they were much more likely to have adjustment disorders (70.
Practitioners used insight-facilitation skills more with clients diagnosed with adjustment disorders than with those diagnosed with schizophrenia
Conclusion: Psychiatric co-morbidity especially the incidence of depression, anxiety and adjustment disorders were high amongst patients suffering from chronic pain disorder.