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Adjustment Disorder Causes

(Also Known As: Situational Depression Causes, Adjustment Reaction Disorder Causes)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Causes Adjustment Disorder?

Adjustment disorder can be caused by a variety of factors that are commonly due to different stressors in life. The following can be predisposing factors that can cause adjustment disorder to develop:

  • Marital problems
  • Financial problems
  • Family conflict
  • School problems
  • Sexuality issues
  • Death of a loved one
  • General life changes
  • Unexpected catastrophes

The susceptibility of a person to develop adjustment disorder may also depend on the following factors: 3

  • Intelligence
  • Coping strategies
  • Genetic factors
  • Flexibility
  • Social skills
  • Temperament

Could You Have Adjustment Disorder?

Adjustment Disorder Topics

Related Conditions

Acute Stress Disorder – Mental Shock, Psychological Shock, Traumatic Event, Fearful Experiences
Anxiety Disorder NOS – Pathological Fear, Anxiety, Excessive Worry, Phobia, Unpleasant Emotional State
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Nightmares, Insomnia, Sexual Abuse, Irritation, Social Impairment, Problems with Memory and Concentration, Intrusive Memories, Hyper-Vigilance