Adjustment Disorder: Signs, Symptoms, & Treatments
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Adjustment Disorder Vs. PTSD”, “Adjustment Disorder Vs. Major Depressive Disorder”, “Risk Factors for Developing an Adjustment Disorder”, “Adjustment Disorder Examples”, “Long-Term Complications of Unaddressed Adjustment Disorder”, “Can Adjustment Disorder Be Prevented?”. New material written by Nicole Arzt, LMFT and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
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