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Behavior Of A Child With Adjustment Disorder
Reaction to problems: Adjustment disorder refers to problems with mood, behavior, or both, that arise directly because of an identifiable situation. For example, a child might abruptly become sad, withdrawn, and oppositional upon hearing that her parents are getting a divorce. Although it can be chronic, it usually has a clear beginning and may resolve if conditions change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjustment disorder: happens when you are adjusting to a new situation. Death, divorce, change of job, move to a new area, new siblings, another family member becoming ill, being a new caretaker, having many people rely on you for support. Go see a psychiatrist for meds and psychologist for counseling to gain some skills and support. Usually gets better within a short time 4-6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 relationship or hassles at work. Whatever the cause, reactions may vary from depression to anxiety to inappropriate behaviors. The expectation is that the person eventually will get through the "adjustment"; but, sometimes, it is chronic. ...Read more
Change: Briefly, adjustment disorders refer to two much change into short period of time. An example would be the loss of a parent, moving to a new home, and changing jobs, all within the space of three weeks. If you could imagine, that, for most people, would be an example of too much change into short period of time. The results of this change would be emotionally overwhelming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Favorable Prognosis: An adjustment disorder is diagnosed when an individual is unable to cope with a stressful life event. The response to the stressful event is greater than one would expect. Examples would be divorce, relationship problems, change in jobs, moving to a different home, and financial worries. Talk therapy is usually recommended. Most patients get better within 6 months. ...Read more
Adjustment Disorder: The dsm-5 (diagnostic manual), says that adjustment disorders occur within 3 months (not longer than 6 mons after the stressor ends) of the stressor; these symptoms (e.g., sadness, anxiety, behavior problems) must cause distress that is more intense than usual (not culturally or out of context); cause significant impairment in social/work/other functioning; ; basically is not due to normal grief. ...Read more
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