WASHINGTON -- Pathological gambling is significantly associated with substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorders
, and dependent and narcissistic personality disorders, according to the results of a study of 772 inpatient and outpatient departments of a Veterans Affairs hospital and the Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Systems in Las Vegas.
Few people with adjustment disorders
consult a psychiatrist unless the difficulty with adjusting results in severe anxiety and/or depression.
When the screening target includes both an adjustment disorder
and major depression, the HADS is a more useful screening method than the single-item interviews," the investigators concluded.
In the no-arrest group, dysthymia was the most frequent diagnosis (53 subjects), followed by identity disorders (11 subjects), oppositional defiant disorder and adjustment disorder
(9 subjects each), and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (7 subjects).
The data shows 31pc of patients were referred to psychiatric support clinics, 48pc suffered from drug tolerance and dependency disorder, 26pc suffered from adjustment disorder
and 11pc suffered from depression and anxiety.
25), 36% of 92 diabetic patients between the age of 8-13 years were found to be diagnosed with adjustment disorder
In another study of theirs with a 10-year follow-up of type 1 DM patients, approximately 47.
At her clinic, Dr Afridi treats cases of adjustment disorder
with anxiety or depression (or both), relationship problems (marital therapy), anxiety disorders, depression and substance abuse.
He added while awaiting sentence, his client "has been subject to violence from other prisoners", can't communicate and has been diagnosed with an adjustment disorder
In every health setting, there is enough hazardous alcohol use and dependence, anxiety, dementia, self-harm, suicidality and adjustment disorder
for nurses to develop a fat portfolio of mental health practice.
The DSM-5 recommends the use of adjustment disorder
in this case, but some experts are concerned that the use of this diagnosis for this purpose will have negative effects.
Fourth, some patients diagnosed with depression might in fact have another disorder, such as anxiety or adjustment disorder
, which might benefit from antidepressant medication.
In this article, the DBDs discussed include conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, and adjustment disorder
with disturbance of conduct.
One of these cases developed a DSM IV-TR diagnosis, namely adjustment disorder
with depressed mood, subsequent to the incident (Table 1).
He said adjustment disorder
had been diagnosed because he had failed to adjust to his situation at work, adding: "He wasn't acutely suicidal.
Vic Laffey, defending, said Downs was diagnosed as suffering from a stress reaction known as adjustment disorder
due to his marriage problems at the time.