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Adjustment Disorder

Adult Mental Health Program | Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment disorder is an abnormal reaction to an identifiable life stressor. The symptoms vary from person to person.  The symptoms of adjustment disorder begin within three months of a stressful event in your life. The symptoms may affect how you feel and think about yourself or life, including sadness, hopelessness, and lack of enjoyment, crying, nervousness, anxiety, worry, poor concentration, low mood, and sleep disturbance.

Type of stress that can trigger an adjustment disorder:

  • Ending of a relationship
  • Losing or changing job
  • Death of a loved one
  • Major life change
  • Living through a disaster
  • Developing serious illness