If you have experienced a life-altering event, you have probably also experienced the stress, anxiety, fear and emotions that are a normal reaction to change. For most people, these reactions subside as they adjust to new circumstances. For others, however, adapting to a new situation can be challenging and even overwhelming. People who have adjustment disorder typically experience prolonged depression and anxiety.

People with this condition may abuse substances to manage their disorder, which can make diagnosis and treatment even more complicated. If you or a loved one have adjustment disorder, help is available.

Assessing Your Risk of an Adjustment Disorder

If you feel that you may struggle with an adjustment disorder, take an adjustment disorder self-assessment to learn more. Although a quiz is not an official diagnosis, the assessments may help you evaluate your symptoms so you can decide if you should seek treatment.