Adjustment disorders in adolescents and adults.

  title={Adjustment disorders in adolescents and adults.},
  author={Nancy C. Andreasen and P A Wasek},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={37 10},
The face and descriptive validity of the diagnosis of adjustment disorders is examined in a sample of 402 adolescents and adults who received a DSM-II diagnosis of "transient situational disturbance" over a four-year period. The study suggests that the redefinition of the disorder in DSM-II should have substantially better face and descriptive validity. This redefinition recognizes that both the stressors that precipitate the disorder and the disorder itself may often by quite chronic, and that… CONTINUE READING

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