Adjustment Disorder: Current Diagnostic Status

Patra, Bichitra Nanda; Sarkar, Siddharth
January 2013
Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine;Jan-Mar2013, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p4
Academic Journal
Adjustment disorder is a common diagnosis in psychiatric settings and carries a significant rate of morbidity. However, diagnostic criteria are vague and not much helpful in clinical practice. Also there has been relatively little research done on this disorder. In this article, we review the information that is available on the epidemiology, clinical features, validity, and current diagnostic status of adjustment disorder. In this article, the controversy surrounding the diagnosis is also highlighted. It also discusses the differential and comorbid diagnosis. The various recommendations for DSM-V and ICD-11 conclude the article.


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