Adjustment disorder is a short-term condition that happens when you have great difficulty managing with, or adjusting to, a particular source of stress, such as a major life change, loss, or event. It is also known as “stress response syndrome."
A person with Adjustment disorder has emotional and/or behavioral symptoms as a reaction to a stressful event. These symptoms generally begin within 3 months of the event and rarely last for longer than 6 months after the event or situation has ended.
In adjustment disorder the reaction to the stressor is greater than what is typical or expected for the situation or event. The symptoms may have effect on day to day life of an Individual. Those symptoms are