Adjustment Disorders

Resources for Patients and Caregivers

An adjustment disorder is an emotional or behavioral reaction to a stressful event or change in a person’s life. The reaction is considered an unhealthy or excessive response to the event or change within three months of it happening.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W002
Diagnosis: Adjustment Disorder
US Patients:
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: 1M-2W;B=G
Age Onset: 3MoAftStress
Brain Area: 
Symptoms: depressed mood, anxiety,25%sattempts
Progression: Relatively good, may last 6 months or 25% go to PTSD or Major Depressive Disorder
Therapies: family support & encouragement

YouTube Video – What is Adjustment Disorder?

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SAMSHA (US Government, Mental Health &Substance Abuse) National Helpline 1-800-662-4357

Contact your local Social Security office for possible Disability Income Benefits under their section 12.05.

Resources for Physicians, Counselors and Researchers


The world-wide medical research
reports chosen for each diagnosis 

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