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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"I was diagnosed with an adjustment disorder in 2012 and, in 2013, I had become a serving prisoner at HMP Cheltenham."
"A characteristic of adjustment disorder is that the sufferer will appear normal and indistinguishable from others," he told the judges.
Adjustment Disorder (AjD) is defined as a maladaptive reaction, in mood or behavior, to a specific stressful event (Strain et al., 1998).
She has made few public appearance since 2003 and has struggled with adjustment disorder.
"In reality, the more appropriate diagnosis is adjustment disorder where youth struggle to adjust with stress.
His barrister Winston Roddick QC said Saunders had suffered from an "adjustment disorder" which, if known at the time, would have changed his defence.
In an earlier column, featured Media Information Bureau columnist Kelly Orchard proposed a diagnosis about radio people suffering from "adjustment disorder," a treatable condition that in most cases is a short-term concern.
Harunur Rashid: The common mental illnesses prevailing in our country are Anxiety disorder, depressive disorder, OCD, sleep disorder, sexual dysfunction, acute stress disorder, adjustment disorder, conversion disorder (hysteria), somatoform disorder is more common.
According to DSM-IV-TR adjustment disorder outlined due to the development of emotional or activity symptoms in response to classifiable stressor(s) occurring at intervals three months of the onset of the stressor(s) [4], these symptoms or behaviors are clinically important as proved by either of the following: marked distress that is far more than what would be expected from exposure to the agent and important impairment in social or activity (academic) functioning [3, 5].
Defense mechanisms in adjustment disorder. Yeni Symposium.
Other diagnostic combinations included schizoaffective plus dissocial disorder; substance abuse plus psychosis; dependent personality disorder plus dissocial disorder; traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder with psychosis; dependent personality plus dissocial disorder; bipolar disorder plus either dissocial disorder or dependent personality; depression plus borderline personality disorder; depression plus narcissistic disorder; depression plus both personality disorder and dependent personality disorder; adjustment disorder plus dissocial disorder; anxiety plus both dependent and personality disorder, with or without narcissistic disorder; and dependent disorder plus either narcissism or borderline personality disorder.