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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Therefore, the primary interest of our study is to examine the temporal relationship of the specific mental disorders including affective psychoses, neurotic disorders, personality disorders, and adjustment reaction as well as schizophrenia with the later onset of substance-related disorders by using data with follow-up medical records from a large population-based sample of more than two million individuals, which allowed us to ascertain the diseases' diagnoses and their temporal links.
"If you want to induce an adjustment reaction, just go away from home.
5.AaDon't fight the adjustment reaction. While panic is rare, it is natural for people to need some time to adjust to a new risk -- and this swine flu pandemic is new to us all.
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.
Hoge, however, 308.89 is linked in military electronic health records to "adjustment reaction with aggression antisocial behavior/destructiveness" and "aggressor identified syndrome," both of which could have similar deleterious effects to a soldier as an "adjustment disorder."
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.
Instead it was a recognizable orthopedic injury with a disproportionate pain syndrome due to an adjustment reaction of adolescence.
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 (309.00-309.09, 309.11-309.99), (2) Hyperactivity (314.00-314.99), (3) Major Depression/Bipolar Disorder (296.00-296.99), (4) Mild/Moderate Depression (300.40, 300.50, 301.10, 309.10, 311.00), (5) Schizophrenia (295.00-295.99), (6) Substance Abuse (291.00, 292.00, 303.00-305.99), and (7) Other Mental Health (290.00 to 319.99 not elsewhere defined).
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.