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What are the symptomsof adjustment disorder in veterans?
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Too much change
Adjustment disorder by clinical definition is too much change in too short a period of time.
The military is very good at turning civilians into service members but not the reverse. Upon leaving the service, veterans may experience too much change in too short a period of time as they learn to adjust to mainstream civilian society, which can be drastic.

In brief: Too much change
Adjustment disorder by clinical definition is too much change in too short a period of time.
The military is very good at turning civilians into service members but not the reverse. Upon leaving the service, veterans may experience too much change in too short a period of time as they learn to adjust to mainstream civilian society, which can be drastic.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Symptoms
When considering whether one has an adjustment disorder, the important distinction is if responses make life difficult and affect day-to-day functioning.
Some symptoms include: Sadness Anxiety/nervousness Trouble sleeping Difficulty concentrating Reckless behavior Withdrawal or isolation from people and social activities Feeling trapped and/without hope that the situation will improve

In brief: Symptoms
When considering whether one has an adjustment disorder, the important distinction is if responses make life difficult and affect day-to-day functioning.
Some symptoms include: Sadness Anxiety/nervousness Trouble sleeping Difficulty concentrating Reckless behavior Withdrawal or isolation from people and social activities Feeling trapped and/without hope that the situation will improve
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Also, the emotional/behavioral symptoms in response to a stressor occur within three months of that stressor's onset, and the condition rarely lasts more than 6 months. If the symptoms persist beyond 6 moths, other diagnoses such as PTSD, a mood or anxiety disorder should be considered..
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not much different
than non-veterans.
"Adjustment disorder" is just a billable (ie associated with an ICD-9 or ICD-10 code) term for "stressed out" which includes the vast majority of the world population. It's a "diagnosis of exclusion," meaning you were evaluated for but don't have a whole other bunch of possible illnesses, or you have a behavioral health condition, plus you're stressed out. Symptoms will vary.

In brief: Not much different
than non-veterans.
"Adjustment disorder" is just a billable (ie associated with an ICD-9 or ICD-10 code) term for "stressed out" which includes the vast majority of the world population. It's a "diagnosis of exclusion," meaning you were evaluated for but don't have a whole other bunch of possible illnesses, or you have a behavioral health condition, plus you're stressed out. Symptoms will vary.
Dr. Erin Robertson
Dr. Erin Robertson
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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Various
In brief: Various
Depression, anxiety, both.
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
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