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Adjustment Disorder: Current Developments and Future Directions

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Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, 161 Barry Street, Carlton VIC, Melbourne 3053, Australia
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Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3053, Australia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(14), 2537; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16142537
Received: 26 June 2019 / Revised: 9 July 2019 / Accepted: 10 July 2019 / Published: 16 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Adjustment Disorder in Liaison Psychiatry)
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 symptom profile, course, assessment, and treatment. In doing so, it identifies the gaps in our understanding of adjustment disorder and discusses future directions for research. View Full-Text
Keywords: adjustment disorder; review; diagnosis; symptoms; nosology; DSM-5; ICD-11; course; trajectory; treatment adjustment disorder; review; diagnosis; symptoms; nosology; DSM-5; ICD-11; course; trajectory; treatment
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O’Donnell, M.L.; Agathos, J.A.; Metcalf, O.; Gibson, K.; Lau, W. Adjustment Disorder: Current Developments and Future Directions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2537. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16142537

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O’Donnell ML, Agathos JA, Metcalf O, Gibson K, Lau W. Adjustment Disorder: Current Developments and Future Directions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(14):2537. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16142537

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O’Donnell, Meaghan L.; Agathos, James A.; Metcalf, Olivia; Gibson, Kari; Lau, Winnie. 2019. "Adjustment Disorder: Current Developments and Future Directions" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 16, no. 14: 2537. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16142537

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