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
3
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (2)
2 more
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) adjustment disorder (1)
1 more
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)

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Myofascial release)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more

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 (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea withdrawal effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (2)
2 more
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2) adjustment disorder (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
adjustment disorder (1) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2) adjustment disorder (1)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Myofascial release)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
  • 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 0
20s 20
30s 44
40s 42
50s 18
60s 9
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 20
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 42
Female 93

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 75
Not Diagnosed 9

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