adjustment reaction


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adjustment reaction

[ə′jəst·mənt rē′ak·shən]
(psychology)
A transient, situational personality disorder occurring in reaction to some significant person, immediate event, or internal emotional conflict.
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These included diagnoses of brief or prolonged depressive reactions, depressive-type psychosis, bipolar affective disorder with depression, adjustment reaction with anxiety and depression, chronic depressive personality disorder, and depressive disorder not elsewhere classified.
In the developing world, H1N1 flu (so far) is much less serious than many endemic health threats, and the main risk-communication goal should be to help people get through their adjustment reaction, take precautions that are feasible, and refocus on other priorities.
Are depressive symptoms during hospitalization a temporary adjustment reaction that can be ignored, or do they indicate a persistent depression that needs treatment?
Unexpected was the finding that mothers' diagnoses for adjustment reaction and migraine headache were associated with increased likelihood of well-child care.
But in many cases this is an adjustment reaction, and the symptoms improve substantially in about 3 days.
The largest improvement over the industry benchmark occurred for people with Depressive Disorder NOS (Not Otherwise Specified), Major Depression (Recurrent), Adjustment Reaction and Dysthymic Disorder, a chronic form of depression.
In other cases, adopted children might act up and present what looks like a serious psychiatric problem, but closer examination shows it is an adjustment reaction or other low-level problem that occurs as an adopted child struggles to understand the meaning and implications of adoption, said Dr.
To control for diagnosis in examining trends in service use and cost over time, we define seven mental health diagnostic groups for children receiving mental health services (ICD-9 codes in parentheses): (1) Adjustment Reaction (309.
For many of these individuals "it looks like (depression) was an adjustment reaction," Dr.
He was speaking on Saturday at the 3rd UAE Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Group Gathering, which focused on anxiety, adjustment reactions, depression and what happens to a person diagnosed of cancer and other life-threatening diseases.