Adjustment Disorder Quiz

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Weston S. Ferrer, MD (Psychiatry)

Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

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Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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  • Confusion

  • Lack of motivation

  • Change in mental status

  • Can't focus

  • Appears dazed

  • Feeling less ambitious nowadays

  • Doesn't know the time

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What is Adjustment Disorder?

A psychological disorder, often with low mood and anxiety. It is triggered by a sudden change in life circumstances, e.g. divorce or losing a job.

Typical Symptoms of Adjustment Disorder

  • Stressed over daily life

  • Recent changes in mental state

  • Fatigue that is worst in the morning

  • Decrease in ambition and motivation

  • Concentration is getting worse

  • Personality change

  • Pain over the back of my head

  • Trembling of fingers or whole body

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Adjustment Disorder

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you feel stressed or unhappy about going to work or school?

  • Recently, are you more confused than before?

  • Do you feel less motivated lately?

  • Are you having trouble concentrating lately?

  • Do you feel your personality has changed?

Treatmentof Adjustment Disorder

Symptoms improve when the event causing stress is over. Therapy such as counseling and learning stress management strategies is useful. Medication is rarely required.

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References

  • O'Donnell ML, Agathos JA, Metcalf O, Gibson K, Lau W. Adjustment Disorder: Current Developments and Future Directions. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Jul 16;16(14):2537. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16142537. PMID: 31315203; PMCID: PMC6678970.

    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/14/2537

  • Casey P. Adjustment disorder: epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment. CNS Drugs. 2009 Nov;23(11):927-38. doi: 10.2165/11311000-000000000-00000. PMID: 19845414.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/11311000-000000000-00000

  • Bachem R, Casey P. Adjustment disorder: A diagnosis whose time has come. J Affect Disord. 2018 Feb;227:243-253. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.10.034. Epub 2017 Oct 23. PMID: 29107817.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165032717315112?via%3Dihub

  • Stein DJ. Pharmacotherapy of adjustment disorder: A review. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2018;19(sup1):S46-S52. doi: 10.1080/15622975.2018.1492736. PMID: 30204560.

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15622975.2018.1492736

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Weston S. Ferrer, MD

Weston S. Ferrer, MD (Psychiatry)

Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

Yu Shirai, MD

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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