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Is adjustment disorder with depression a disability

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wil Ausborn
23 years experience Clinical Psychology
No: Adjustment disorders are temporary psychological conditions usually brought on by stressors which seem to have greater impact on functional domains su ... Read More
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
39 years experience Psychiatry
No: Adjustment disorder by definition is temporary. If it persists with severity causing disability, then i would rediagnosis some other condition such a ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not necessairily.: A diagnosis by itself is not considered disabling. It depends upon what the diagnosis is causing in the persons life that determines whether it is dis ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely: I agree with my colleague that "disablity" depends on what the condition does in the person's life. Adjustment disorders come in response to a stress ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
39 years experience Psychiatry
Adjustment disorder: Adjustment disorder is a temporary problem related to some stressor. It can have symptoms of anxiety and depression which can be severe at times but ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
Depression: At age 19, stresses of relationship with parents, siblings, expectation of parents; relationship with boyfriend and separation, peer pressure to use a ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Speak with the dr: Who gave you the diagnosis. Find out what code they used and why. If you think it is not accurate tell them. They may agree with you and can change it ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Low mood has a cause: Adjustment disorders refer to reactions people have when something is happening in their life--usually bad, but not always, e.g., a job loss or failed ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yucui Chen
27 years experience Psychiatry
Social worker: Speak to your doctor's office social worker and usually they can help you to get started. A medical professional will evaluate you once they receive y ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: Sometimes adjustment disorders go into remission and sometimes they need professional help. There is no way to predict this.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Low mood has a cause: Adjustment disorders refer to reactions people have when something is happening in their life--usually bad, but not always, e.g., a job loss or failed ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Reaction to stress: Adjustment disorders are behavioral and emotional problems that arise in the context of some sort of change such as a parent death or divorce or a mov ... Read More

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