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March 6, 2010

Adjustment Disorders

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Adjustment Disorders
What is an adjustment disorder?
An adjustment disorder is defined as an emotional or behavioral reaction to an identifiable stressful event or change in a person’s life that is considered maladaptive or somehow not an expected healthy response to the event or change. The reaction must occur within three months of the identified stressful event or change happening. The identifiable stressful event or change in the life of a person may be a family move,  divorce or separation, the loss of a child , to name a few.
What causes adjustment disorders?
Adjustment disorders are a reaction to stress. There is not a single direct cause between the stressful event and the reaction.  Stressors also vary in duration, intensity and effect. No evidence is available to suggest a specific biological factor that causes adjustment disorders.
Who is affected by adjustment disorders?
Adjustment disorders are quite common  They occur equally in males and females. While adjustment disorders occur in all cultures, the stressors and the signs may vary based on cultural influences. Adjustment disorders occur at all ages, however, it is believed that characteristics of the disorder are different in children and adolescents than they are in adults. Differences are noted in the symptoms experienced, severity and duration of symptoms and in the outcome.
What are the symptoms of an adjustment disorder?
In all adjustment disorders, the reaction to the stressor seems to be in excess of a normal reaction, or the reaction significantly interferes with social, occupational or educational functioning. There are six subtypes of adjustment disorder that are based on the type of the major symptoms experienced. The following are the most common symptoms of each of the subtypes of adjustment disorder.  Symptoms may include:
Adjustment disorder with depressed mood.
Symptoms may include:
Depressed mood.
Tearfulness.
Feelings of hopelessness.
Adjustment disorder with anxiety.
Symptoms may include:
Nervousness.
Worry.
Jitteriness.
Fear of separation
Adjustment disorder with anxiety and depressed mood.
A combination of symptoms from both of the above subtypes (depressed mood and anxiety) is present.
Adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct
Symptoms may include:
Violation of the rights of others.
Violation of societal norms and rules (, destruction of property, reckless driving, fighting).
Adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct.
A combination of symptoms from all of the above subtypes are present (depressed mood, anxiety and conduct).
Adjustment disorder unspecified.
Reactions to stressful events that do not fit in one of the above subtypes are present. Reactions may include behaviors such as social withdrawal or inhibitions to normally expected activities .

Adjustment Disorders

What is an adjustment disorder? An adjustment disorder is defined as an emotional or behavioral reaction to an identifiable stressful event or change in a person’s life that is considered maladaptive or somehow not an expected healthy response to the event or change. The reaction must occur within three months of the identified stressful event or change happening. The identifiable stressful event or change in the life of a person may be a family move,  divorce or separation, the loss of a child , to name a few. What causes adjustment disorders? Adjustment disorders are a reaction to stress. There is not a single direct cause between the stressful event and the reaction.  Stressors also vary in duration, intensity and effect. No evidence is available to suggest a specific biological factor that causes adjustment disorders. Who is affected by adjustment disorders? Adjustment disorders are quite common  They occur equally in males and females. While adjustment disorders occur in all cultures, the stressors and the signs may vary based on cultural influences. Adjustment disorders occur at all ages, however, it is believed that characteristics of the disorder are different in children and adolescents than they are in adults. Differences are noted in the symptoms experienced, severity and duration of symptoms and in the outcome.  What are the symptoms of an adjustment disorder? In all adjustment disorders, the reaction to the stressor seems to be in excess of a normal reaction, or the reaction significantly interferes with social, occupational or educational functioning. There are six subtypes of adjustment disorder that are based on the type of the major symptoms experienced. The following are the most common symptoms of each of the subtypes of adjustment disorder.  Symptoms may include: Adjustment disorder with depressed mood.Symptoms may include:Depressed mood.Tearfulness.Feelings of hopelessness.Adjustment disorder with anxiety.Symptoms may include:Nervousness.Worry.Jitteriness.Fear of separation Adjustment disorder with anxiety and depressed mood.A combination of symptoms from both of the above subtypes (depressed mood and anxiety) is present.  Adjustment disorder with disturbance of conductSymptoms may include:Violation of the rights of others.Violation of societal norms and rules (, destruction of property, reckless driving, fighting). Adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct.A combination of symptoms from all of the above subtypes are present (depressed mood, anxiety and conduct).Adjustment disorder unspecified.Reactions to stressful events that do not fit in one of the above subtypes are present. Reactions may include behaviors such as social withdrawal or inhibitions to normally expected activities .

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