What is adjustment disorder with depressed mood?

Adjustment disorder with depressed mood is a variation of adjustment disorder in which responding to stress involves symptoms of depression. 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 your symptoms include low energy, negative outlook, crying spells, and feeling hopeless, you may have adjustment disorder with depressed mood. The condition may also express itself in irritability or anger, guilt, worthlessness, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, and thoughts of suicide. 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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