Anne Doherty, MBBCh, MedS, MRCPsych


Adjustment Disorders: Diagnostic and Treatment Issues

March 18, 2013

Adjustment disorder is one of the few psychiatric diagnoses for which the etiology, symptoms, and course, rather than symptoms alone, are central to making the diagnosis. Both emotional and behavioral disturbances are present and include low mood, tearfulness, anxiety, self-harm, withdrawal, anger, and irritability.