Definitions for "Adjustment disorder"
Extreme reactions in adolescents to social demands for establishing personal identity and independence from family. (Page 30)
An imprecise term referring to emotional or behavioural symptoms that develop in response to an identifiable stressor. Symptoms may include anxiety, depressed mood, and disturbance of conduct.
Adjustment disorder is a state of mixed of emotions such as depression and anxiety which occurs as a reaction to major life events or when having to face major life changes such as illness or relationship breakdown. See also: Treatment