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Whats the difference between depression vs adjustment disorder

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

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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
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
Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Depression: Depression of any sort be it through chemical imbalance, or environmental stress can worsen when not properly addressed, or treated. Get yourself eval ... Read More
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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 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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
16 years experience Psychiatry
Depends...?: So, the rigid definition is...You don't. Basically, that's why we have psychiatrists. That is, doctors who are specifically trained to tell the differ ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
Dysthymia is mild : To meet the criteria for major depression , one has to have five depressive symptoms for two weeks, dysthymia , is a chronic mild depressive symptom ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Bipolar shows episodes of mania alternating with episodes of depression. Being in depressed phase, u need evaluation for possible adjunctive antidepre ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
26 years experience Psychiatry
No: A depression is an episode of bipolar disorder. It is called bipolar because there are 2 poles: a mania in which energy is too high and thoughts too ... Read More
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