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adjustment

 [ah-just´ment]
the changing of something to improve its relationship to something else.
adjustment disorder a mental disorder characterized by a maladaptive reaction to identifiable stressful life events, such as divorce, loss of job, physical illness, or natural disaster; this diagnosis assumes that the condition will remit when the stress ceases or when the patient adapts to the situation. Called also adjustment reaction.
impaired adjustment a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as inability to modify lifestyle or behavior in a manner consistent with a change in health status.

Adjustment Disorder

A constellation of extreme reactions seen in adolescents, in response to social (and familial) demands to establish personal identity and independence from family.

adjustment disorder

Child psychiatry A constellation of extreme reactions in adolescents to social demands for establishing personal identity and independence from family

ad·just·ment dis·order

(ă-jŭst'mĕnt dis-ōr'dĕr)
1. A class of mental and behavioral disorders in which the development of symptoms is related to the presence of some environmental stressor or life event and is expected to remit when the stress ceases.
2. A disorder the essential feature of which is a maladaptive reaction to an identifiable psychological stress, or stressors, which occurs within weeks of the onset of the stressors and persists for up to 6 months.

Adjustment disorder

A disorder defined by the development of significant emotional or behavioral symptoms in response to a stressful event or series of events within the normal range of human experience.
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The cohort of beneficiaries with selected mental disorders consisted of people diagnosed with schizophrenia, affective psychoses, neurotic disorders, personality disorders, or adjustment reaction in accordance with the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes of 295.xx, 296.xx, 300.xx, 301.xx, or 309.xx, respectively, from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2006.
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Among outpatient users, the most common primary diagnoses were Other Mental Health (29.6 percent in 1993), Adjustment Reaction (26.5 percent in 1993), and Hyperactivity (24.2 percent in 1993).
I diagnosed her with a major depressive disorder--not an adjustment reaction. What we call it doesn't matter; what does matter is what I did to help her get over her loss.
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It was emphasized that in ICD-10 classification, only two categories are specific to the developmental stage i.e adjustment reactions and transient dissociative disorders, and any other presentation has to be accommodated within adult categories like somatoform disorders and chronic fatigue syndrome etc.
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