Meaning of “adjustment disorder” in the English Dictionary

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"adjustment disorder" in British English

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adjustment disordernoun [ C or U ]

uk /əˈdʒʌst.mənt dɪˌsɔː.dər/ us /əˈdʒʌst.mənt dɪˌsɔːr.dɚ/ specialized

a condition in which someone feels sad and hopeless as a result of a stressful event:

Many of the symptoms in an adjustment disorder overlap with those of a diagnosis of major depression.

(Definition of “adjustment disorder” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)