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What is adjustment disorder with anxiety?

Adjustment disorder with anxiety is a variation of adjustment disorder in which responding to stress involves symptoms of anxiety. Typically, adjustment disorder is experienced by veterans as an excessive response to a specific life change or stressor, which interferes with your ability to function in life. If you have adjustment disorder with anxiety, you may have symptoms that include extreme nervousness, jitters, and obsessive worry. A related type of the disorder is adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood, with symptoms that exhibit a mix of depression and anxiety.

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