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What can trigger an adjustment disorder?

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What triggers stress response syndrome depends on the person, but they can include:

  • End of a relationship or marriage
  • Lost or changed job
  • Death of a loved one
  • A serious illness (you or a loved one)
  • Victim of a crime
  • An accident
  • A major life change, such as getting married, having a baby, or retiring from a job
  • Lived through a disaster, such as a fire, flood, or hurricane

SOURCE: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, American Psychiatric Association.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

SOURCE: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, American Psychiatric Association.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

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