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What causes adjustment disorder in veterans?

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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