Adjustment disorder is a stress-related condition that is triggered by an identifiable life transition or stressor, such as an illness, work problems, separation/divorce, changing schools, having a baby, getting married, or a death of a family member. The effects of this change can impact work, relationships, academic functioning, ect. With an Adjustment Disorder, you may experience emotional or behavioral reactions that can contribute to feelings of sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, and symptoms of depression.
The symptoms of an Adjustment Disorder typically begin within three months of the event and rarely lasts more than six months. Adjustment Disorders are highly treatable and therapy is typically short-term.