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Adjustment Disorder Basics

Adjustment disorder is an unusually strong or long-lasting reaction to a stressful event such as divorce, a death in the family or moving to a new house or school, causing a child to become depressed or anxious, pick fights or refuse to go to school. This guide from Child Mind Institute explains how to recognize the symptoms of adjustment disorder, as well as how it's diagnosed and treated.

  • Also available in Spanish here.

Related Topics

  • Diagnosis
  • Mental Health
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