Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview

Adjustment Reaction Overview

What is an adjustment reaction?
A person with an adjustment reaction has a mental condition that occurs following a stressful experience.

What are the symptoms of an adjustment reaction?
A person with an adjustment reaction has feelings of sadness, anxiety and anger following a stressful experience. The symptoms of adjustment reaction may last for a few months.

How does the doctor treat an adjustment reaction?
An adjustment reaction usually resolves without treatment.

Last Updated: Aug 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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