Adjustment disorder

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What is adjustment disorder?

Adjustment disorders are characterized by abnormal and excessive reactions to identifiable life events perceived by the patient to be stressful and may cause significant impairment in social, occupational, or academic functioning.

Common symptoms reported by people with adjustment disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with adjustment disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
adjustment disorder (1) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
adjustment disorder (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valdoxan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
adjustment disorder (1)

Data from patients with adjustment disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with adjustment disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
insomnia
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
short term memory problems
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for adjustment disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
emotional numbness or flatness
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
adjustment disorder (1) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for adjustment disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
adjustment disorder (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
withdrawal effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valdoxan)
Perceived effectiveness
for adjustment disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
adjustment disorder (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with adjustment disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has adjustment disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 20
30s 38
40s 39
50s 17
60s 6
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

68% Female
32% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 68
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from adjustment disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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