Anxiety or mixed states; Reactive depressions; Stress-related mood disorders
In DSM-5, the adjustment disorders (AD) have been placed in the chapter with the “Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders” that also include reactive attachment disorder, disinhibited social engagement disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder, and other stress and related disorders. The AD emanate from a known stressor including those of a catastrophic type and result in dysfunction at work, at school, or at the social level (e.g., interpersonal functioning) and/orpersonal distress within 3 months of the stressor. (In the ICD-10, onset must occur within 1 month of exposure to an identifiable stressor.) They can be further defined by the accompanying mood state, e.g., depressed, anxious, or mixed; by the presence of a disturbance of conduct; or by the absence of these predominating features, in which case they are considered unspecified. (In DSM-5 unspecified has...
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