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Whats the difference between depression vs adjustment disorder

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 40 years experience
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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
This can be : Addressed with that branch of the service's board of corrections. But be prepared with written submission about why the original assessment was not ac... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
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
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Child Psychiatry 17 years experience
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Psychiatry 39 years experience
None: Having bipolar disorder implies that you have two (bi) poles of the disorder which include depression and mania or hypo mania which is a milder form o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Symptom vs illness: Depression is one symptom of a variety of depressive mood disorders. These can include: major depression, dysthymia, adjustment disorder with depressi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
A few specifics: Clinical depression is a term that can encompass a number of so-called depressive disorders found in the dsm-iv-tr. They typically involve symptoms li... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
One pole, or two?: A depressive disorder is a "unipolar" mood disorder. This means that there's only one pole--the south pole (depressed). A bipolar mood disorder has tw... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Bipolar: Bipolar depression is a type of bipolar disorder when pt. Is in phase of depression. Bipolar................Phases of depression alternating with man... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
51 years experience
Different: Depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer. Borderlin... Read More