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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Adjustment disorders have always meant short-term, transient disruption in a person's usual and customary way of functioning in the world.
Akechi reported that 22% were diagnosed with depression: 33 patients with an adjustment disorder and 14 with major depression.
had depression and six (12%) generalized anxiety disorder; the number of patients diagnosed with adjustment disorder, specific phobia, disruptive behavior disorder, and enuresis is considerably high and may explain the insignificant difference of depression and anxiety scores between the groups.
This article will define and discuss four other types of disruptive behavior disorders that school counselors are likely to encounter: conduct disorder (CD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), and adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct.
In 1 case a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of adjustment disorder with depressed mood, which developed after the HUS, was made.
Adjustment disorder with depressed mood: a critique of its DSM-IV and ICD-10 conceptualisations and recommendations for the future.
The diagnosis given here was adjustment disorder arising from a number of factors.
He was suffering from a minor mental health issue called adjustment disorder.
The study, conducted in the Netherlands, followed 168 employees, of whom 60 percent were women, on sick leave due to psychological problems such as anxiety, adjustment disorder and minor depression.
His GP, psychiatrist and a counsellor from South Wales Police all gave evidence at the hearing and it was their view that DC Williams was recovering from an adjustment disorder, which causes someone to suffer low moods but is not classified as depression.
But the implications of the negligent surgery has resulted in serious consequences - both physical and psychological - and resulted in a prolonged adjustment disorder with features of anxiety and depression.