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Sunday, July 18, 2010

If one is diagnosed with Adjustment Disorder with depressed mood, can it change?

Suppose a patient comes in, takes the MPPI-II, and based on all the criteria set in place for a diagnoses he/she meets the criteria for Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood as well as Anxiety Disorder NOS (not otherwise specified).

He/she has Passive Aggressive Features as well as Dependent Personality features.

Could this individual be on the brink of prodromal schizophrenia (if a biological parent is schizophrenic) and/or Borderline Personality Disorder?
Adjustment disorder and anxiety disorder NOS are fairly nonspecific diagnoses that are used either when the clinicians are unsure of what is going on, or it may just be a transient type of thing. Adjustment disorders are time limited in nature by definition. In other words, these findings could be something, but I would be more worried about thought disordered symptoms for schizophrenia. Personality disorders are a tough call, but there isn

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