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 presence of an AjD was assessed with the Diagnostic Interview for Adjustment Disorders (AndreuMateu, Botella, Banos, & Quero, 2008), a semi-structured interview, based on the ICD-10 and DSM-IV-TR, for the diagnosis of AjD.
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(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.