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Adjustment Disorder

Jayasurya Jayamoorthi, Prabhavathy Subramanian

Keywords : Adjustment, Disorder, Insight, Stress

Citation Information : Jayamoorthi J, Subramanian P. Adjustment Disorder. 2023; 16 (1):20-21.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13161

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 19-05-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


When a person struggles to handle a stressful life event, they may develop a condition known as adjustment disorder. Prevalence in India rates between 11 and 18% of those who attend primary care and may be higher or underdiagnosed in some groups. It was more common among the youngest age-group (15–25 years). The current case discussed the features of low mood, decreased sleep, decreased appetite, suicidal ideation, and increased physical and verbal aggression. The co-occurring mental disorder includes alcohol use disorder. The patient underwent treatment including psychopharmacology and psychological therapy in the hospital.

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