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Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders 2: Adjustment Disorders

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“Trauma and stressor-related disorders include disorders in which exposure to a traumatic or stressful event is listed specifically as a diagnostic criterion. These include reactive attachment disorder, disinhibited social engagement disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder, adjustment disorder, and other stress and trauma related disorders.” (American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition p. 265) (DSM-5). This chapter focuses on the seminal changes made in the last four of these disorders from the DSM-IV-TR to the recently published DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders 4th Edition). Furthermore, there is a greater focus on the adjustment disorders (AD) for this handbook.

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Strain, J.J. (2015). Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders 2: Adjustment Disorders. In: Leigh, H., Streltzer, J. (eds) Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11005-9_17

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