Psychiatry Fast Five Quiz: What Do You Know About Adjustment Disorder?

Stephen Soreff, MD

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December 16, 2016

Adjustment disorder is a short-term, nonpsychotic, emotional or behavioral response to an identifiable stressful event or change in a person's life. For adults, stressors might include job-related difficulties, bankruptcy, or disruptions in a relationship. Typical stressors for children include parental divorce, a new birth in the family, or loss of a pet. Natural disasters and violence can also prompt development of the disorder, although in some cases those events may lead to PTSD.

How much do you know about adjustment disorder? Test yourself with our short quiz.

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