Condition: Adjustment Disorder

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About Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment disorder is a type of mental illness that is related to stress and stressful events. Adjustment disorder is characterized by behavioral and emotional symptoms that first appear within three months following a major, stressful event. Stressful events that can trigger adjustment disorder may include the death of a loved one; problems with relationships, family, work, or school; a major life change such as going away to college; or issues with sexuality. Adjustment disorder symptoms can include depression, feeling agitated, behavior problems such as aggression or reckless behavior, twitches or tremors, and heart palpitations. Adjustment disorder can be treated with therapy and sometimes the use of medications.

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Last updated on Sep 16 2019 at 00:25
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