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Adjustment Disorder: Depressed Mood | Anxiety | Disturbance of Conduct | Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood | Mixed Disturbance of Emotions and Conduct  | Unspecified

  • Adjustment Disorder - Includes diagnostic criteria, general information and a case study.

  • Adjustment Disorders - Psyweb.com offers the definition, diagnostic criteria and information on psychotherapy approaches to treatment

  • Adjustment Disorders - An adjustment disorder is a debilitating reaction, usually lasting less than six months, to a stressful event or situation. The development of emotional or behavioral symptoms in response to an identifiable stressor(s) occurring within 3 months of the onset of the stressor(s). PsychNet.UK

  • BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: Adjustment Disorder -  Significant life events, whether positive or negative, can stress us emotionally and psychologically. The resulting presence of symptoms and impaired functioning can result in a diagnosis of one of the mental disorders we call an adjustment disorder.

  • eMedicine: Adjustment Disorders - Adjustment disorder (AD) is a stress-related, short-term, nonpsychotic disturbance. Persons with AD are often viewed as disproportionately overwhelmed or overly intense in their responses to given stimuli. The disorder is time-limited, and symptoms lessen upon removal of the stressor or when new adaptation occurs.

  • HealthCentral: General Health Encyclopedia, Adjustment disorder - A reaction to an identifiable stressor or multiple stressors that occurs within 3 months of the onset of the stressor(s). This reaction results in some impairment of functioning or in symptoms that are in excess of a normal or expected reaction to the stressor(s).

  • Internet Mental Health - Includes American and European descriptions, treatment details and current research.

  • MFTSource - Treatment of Adjustment Disorder - Treatment resources and further reading regarding Adjustment Disorders.

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