Causes and risk factors for adjustment disorder

Environmental factors mainly define one’s threat of adjustment disorder as life conditions are a causative factor in adjustment disorder. Environmental: Individuals who grow up in disadvantaged conditions are most likely to have an adjustment disorder as a reaction to stressful situations.

Risk Factors:

  • Heredity
  • Experiencing a live occasion that is nerve-racking
  • Low socioeconomic standing
  • Growing up in an unstable or disorderly surroundings

Effects of Adjustment Disorder

Oftentimes, the symptoms of adjustment disorder can be tumultuous and quite uncomfortable. Adjustment disorder can lead to unfortunate consequences without appropriate consideration and treatment, including:

  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviours
  • Poor performance at school or work
  • Material use or substance abuse
  • Lowered societal contact
  • Beginning of other mental health illnesses
  • Problems within interpersonal relationships
  • Occupation result or fiscal problems

Signs and symptoms

Signs and symptoms
Signs and symptoms of adjustment disorder. Diagnostics.

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DSM codes

Read more about adjustment disorder codes (DSM). Table of codes here.