What Is Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood?

Q:
What is adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood?

A:
Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood is one of the 6 types of adjustment disorders. It’s a common type.

Some people with this disorder feel more anxious. Others feel more depressed.

Symptoms:

  • Edginess
  • Nervousness
  • Hopelessness
  • Lower self-esteem
  • Sadness
  • Becoming suicidal
  • Loneliness
  • Frequent crying
  • Lack of motivation

How to tell this disorder from anxiety and depression:
This disorder shares many symptoms with anxiety and depression. So it may be challenging to tell them apart. The key is to see whether a person experiences these symptoms as a result of one or more changes in life. Once the change is too big to adapt to, one may develop the disorder. If a person feels depressed for no reason, that’s not an adjustment disorder.

 

Keyword: adjustment disorder mixed anxiety depressed mood

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