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Can you have any anxiety attacks in adjustment disorder?

Can you have any anxiety attacks in adjustment disorder?

Yes: Adjustment disorder can include problems with anxiety, depression, and behavioral difficulties. It is possible to have panic attacks in response to a specific circumstance, and then have the panic attacks subside with time. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Does adjustment disorder include panic attacks?

Does adjustment disorder include panic attacks?

Adjustment disorder: There is a type of adjustment disorder that includes with anxiety symptoms. You would need to be evaluated to determine if the panic symptoms are really anxiety or if there is an additional diagnosis of panic disorder. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adjustment disorder include panic attacks?

Is it possible that adjustment disorder include panic attacks?

A panic attack is a: Sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. It is a real medical condition. It can occur in anyone independent of a psychiatric condition but may be associated with many psychiatric conditions including an adjustment disorder. Seek treatment if problematic and recurrent. It can help. Best regards. ...Read more

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What are the factors that complicate a diagnosis of anxiety versus an adjustment disorder?

No complication: An adjustment d/o can take shape of an anxiety d/o, . Under the umbrella of anxiety d/o's falls panic d/o, generalized anxiety d/o, social anxiety d/o, ocd, ptsd, phobias such as of heights , tunnels, or blood, adjustment disorder with anxious mood, anxiety resulting from abuse , and /or withdrawal from alcohol and drugs , and anxiety resulting from physical conditions such as hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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How does anxiety disorder differ from adjustment disorder?

How does anxiety disorder differ from adjustment disorder?

Situation: Although they can overlap, anxiety disorders are thought to arise mostly from the person's temperament, whereas adjustment disorders are, by definition, associated with some sort of outside condition that is "causing" the problem. ...Read more

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Why is it difficult differentiate between an adjustment disorder and an anxiety disorder?

Why is it difficult differentiate between an adjustment disorder and an anxiety disorder?

Stressors: With adjustment disorder there is a stressor to you which is causing the depression and/or anxiety symptoms. When the stressor is removed, the symptoms resolve. With an anxiety disorder a stressor does not need to be present to cause the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the means by which anxiety disorders and personality disorders differ from an adjustment disorder?

What are the means by which anxiety disorders and personality disorders differ from an adjustment disorder?

Symptoms & Time: Anxiety disorders involve symptoms of anxiety and often fear in the case of phobias. Personality disorders contain traits and consistent behaviors that tend to be longer lasting and less episodic than anxiety (depending on disorder). Adjustment disorder contain a mixture of symptoms, often anxiety/depression for a limited period of time due to identifiable stressor. ...Read more

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Former military. Diagnosed with anxiety and depression after 1 visit. No symptoms now. May have been acute adjustment disorder? Options with my record

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 accurate. ...Read more

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I get extreme anxiety that is highly interfering whenever I start a new job, almost like an adjustment disorder. Would Propranolol be reasonable?

I get extreme anxiety that is highly interfering whenever I start a new job, almost like an adjustment disorder.  Would Propranolol be reasonable?

Yes, but: Propranolol is a useful adjunct to the treatment of panic attacks but there are many useful medications and desensitization psychotherapy would be helpful with the medication, so I urge you (because you describe this as disabling and uncomfortable) to seek counseling. ...Read more

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If someone has schizoaffective disorder and they once in awhile have anxiety attacks should they be on medication for that?

If someone has schizoaffective disorder and they once in awhile have anxiety attacks should they be on medication for that?

Get Consultation: The best treatment for this situation would probably be 1) consulting with a psychiatrist to see if medications are needed, and 2) psychotherapy. Since the symptoms of the schizoaffective disorder are most likely contributing to the anxiety difficulties, medicating to treat only the anxiety runs the risk of neglecting the underlying socioemotional problems. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Dr. Emma Rishton
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Adjustment Disorder (Definition)

Inability to adjust to, or cope with, a specific stressor such as major life event. It resolves when stressor is worked through & the person is able to adapt. Symptoms can include mild depression, anxiety, and ...Read more