Testing & Diagnosis for Adjustment Disorders in Children

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How are adjustment disorders diagnosed?

A psychiatrist, licensed clinical social worker, or psychologist makes the diagnosis of an adjustment disorder in children and adolescents following a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and interview with the child and the parents. A detailed personal history of development, life events, emotions, behaviors, and the identified stressful event is obtained during the interview. If your child is diagnosed with adjustment disorder and would benefit from therapy, your mental health professional will recommend the appropriate treatment.

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