Adjustment Disorders result in emotional and/or behavioral symptoms in response to an identified stressor. The symptoms are present within 3 months of the initiation of the stressor. There must be functional impairment and/or clinically significant distress, symptoms cannot be a function of bereavement, symptoms cannot last longer than 6 months.
Adjustment Disorders include various subtypes that include:
- Depressed Mood
- Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood
- Disturbance of Conduct
- Mixed Disturbance of Emotions and Conduct