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Adjustment Disorder Symptoms

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

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What are the Symptoms of Adjustment Disorder?

Adjustment disorder can show up in various forms and often manifests mixed symptoms. The various symptoms include:

  • Depressed mood (loss of energy, drive or motivation, weeping, etc.)
  • Anxiety (worrying, nervousness)
  • Dysfunctional behaviors (aggressiveness, being harmful to others, truancy)
  • Impairment of normal functioning
  • Physical aches or distress
  • Feeling of inability to cope or feeling overwhelmed
  • Withdrawal from work, academics or social life

There are six types of adjustment disorders categorized according to their symptoms.

These are:

  • With Depressed Mood
  • With Anxiety
  • With Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood
  • With Disturbance of Conduct
  • With Mixed Disturbance Mood and Conduct
  • Unspecified. (May show symptoms such as mild physical ailments or complaints of unknown causes and sudden withdrawal from normal functioning.)4

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