Adjustment disorders may cause serious problems in daily life.
An adjustment disorder occurs when the patient's reaction to a stressful event:
Is more severe than the expected amount of distress.
Affects relationships or causes problems at home or work.
Includes symptoms of depression and anxiety or other emotional, social, or behavioral problems.
Adjustment disorders may be caused by cancerdiagnosis, treatment, recurrence, or the side effects of treatment.
An adjustment disorder...