Adjustment Disorders

M. Dascalu, D. Svrakic

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The adjustment disorders are abnormal reactions that occur in response to stressful life events. These reactions are clinically significant, but do not meet criteria for other psychiatric disorders and occur within 3 months of the initial presence of the stressor and last 6 months or less after the stressor ends or is resolved. Adjustment disorder is one of the most often used psychiatric diagnoses. It is somewhat unique because it is one of the few psychiatric conditions linked to an etiological event, is one of the least stigmatizing psychiatric diagnosis, and compared to the major psychiatric illnesses it is, by definition, time limited. © 2007

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Stress
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780123739476
StatePublished - 2007


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