Types of adjustment disorders, specifications

There are different kinds of adjustment disorders, based on symptoms.

They are:

  • with blue mood;
  • with stress;
  • with combined psychological issues and actions agitation;
  • and unspecified;
  • with actions agitation;
  • with assorted emotional reaction.

In all types of adjustment disorder, the reaction to the stressor appears to be in excess of a standard response, or the reaction notably intruded with educational, occupational or social performance.

Adjustment disorder types:

Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood – the main symptoms are common of melancholy, a sense of desperation, depressed mood, loss of interest in things you always loved, and regular tearfulness.

Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety – the main symptoms may include regular or excessive worry, nervous or feeling on edge, and impatience.

Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood – as it understood from the name, symptoms of depression and stress are present.

Adjustment Disorder with Disturbance of Conduct – this type is identified when main symptoms involve acting out behaviours that are age-unsuitable or insult the rights of other people (e.g. getting into fights, vandalism, missing college, school or job).

Unspecified Adjustment Disorder – this kind is identified when there's a clear pressure response, but the symptoms do’t healthy some of the preceding classifications (e.g. societal isolation or somatic disorders).

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.