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adjustment disorder


adjustment disorder

noun

Definition of ADJUSTMENT DISORDER

:  any of a group of psychological disorders characterized by emotional or behavioral symptoms that occur in response to a specific stressor (as divorce or unemployment) and are either excessive or impair social or occupational functioning and relationships
February 27, 2015
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