adjustment disorder

Pronunciation: (uh-JUST-ment dis-OR-der)

A condition in which a person responds to a stressful event (such as an illness, job loss, or divorce) with extreme emotions and actions that cause problems at work and home.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

2006-06-02 Date last modified: 2007-04-12Adjustment to Cancer: Anxiety and DistressAdaptación al cáncer: ansiedad y sufrimiento