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What is the prognosis for adjustment disorder in veterans?

The prognosis for veterans with adjustment disorder is generally favorable. Adjustment disorders are temporary by definition, and will go away by themselves over time, or with treatment. Most often, the symptoms diminish completely within six months of onset. In some cases where the stressor that triggered the condition is still present (for example, serious marital, financial, or health problems that are not yet resolved), symptoms may get worse. In relatively few cases, when the condition is left untreated, an adjustment disorder can develop into major depression.

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