Journal article

Adjustment Disorder: Current Developments and Future Directions

Meaghan L O'Donnell, James A Agathos, Olivia Metcalf, Kari Gibson, Winnie Lau

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI AG | Published : 2019

Abstract

Despite its high prevalence in clinical and consultant liaison psychiatry populations, adjustment disorder research has traditionally been hindered by its lack of clear diagnostic criteria. However, with the greater diagnostic clarity provided in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – fifth edition (DSM-5) and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 11th edition (ICD-11), adjustment disorder has been increasingly recognised as an area of research interest. This paper evaluates the commonalities and differences between the ICD-11 and DSM-5 concepts of adjustment disorder and reviews the current state of knowledge regarding its..

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