Adjustment disorder is an extreme response to stress. This disorder affects adults (and children) outside of the military as well as veterans, and can be triggered by marital, financial, school, or work problems. Major life changes such as marriage, divorce, diagnosis of a serious medical condition, birth of a child, and the death of a loved one can cause this response. For veterans, the return to civilian life after the service poses challenges that could result in adjustment disorder.
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What causes adjustment disorder in veterans?
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What mental health issues can a pediatrician diagnose?
Pediatricians can evaluate a variety of mental health issues. In fact, they are probably your first line of evaluation. We can diagnose things such as attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We can diagnose depression. We can diagnose anxiety. So if you have concerns about your children with any of these, please contact your pediatrician.
What are signs that my teen might have a mental health problem?
Teenage mental health has become a much bigger issue, probably because kids are under more stress now than they probably ever have been. And so there are a lot of warning signs to look for, and no two kids are going to be the same. So in general, the best guideline I can give would just be to tell parents to try and be involved in their children's lives. But when you start to see changes in eating habits, changes in sleeping patterns, when you start to see disintegration of interpersonal relationships, whether that be with siblings, or parents, or friends, those are some of the early stress signs that kids might be having deeper issues that should be looked into.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
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