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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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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.
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.
Unlike the other disorders profiled here, which may include environmental influences, adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct is seen as a response to a stressor: "by definition, the disturbance in adjustment disorders begins within 3 months of onset of a stressor and lasts no longer than 6 months after the stressor or its consequences have ceased" (APA, 2013, p.
Therefore fatty-acid deficiency can make human beings more prone to stress and psychological symptoms such as depression, adjustment disorders, violence or suicide.
Other areas covered included post traumatic disorders and adjustment disorders which are very relevant to the region.
It found that counselors disproportionately diagnosed males as having psychotic, childhood, and substance-related disorders and females as having major depressive and adjustment disorders.
Most of those affected develop acute stress, depression or adjustment disorders - a short-term abnormal or excessive reaction to an event.
It only adds to the mental shock for troops who live under the constant threat of death or maiming, and helps account for the rise in adjustment disorders they suffer.
Among the disorders listed are adjustment disorders, alcohol abuse, anxiety disorders, ADHD, sleep disorders, and suicide.