a short-term, maladaptive psychological reaction to a circumstance. This kind of responses happened to be placed within the classification transient situational personality disorder within the DSM-I, consisting of adjustment responses of babyhood, youth, teenage years, and adult life, and additionally within the confines of transient situational disturbance in DSM-II- the matching classification for these responses in DSM-III and DSM-IV-TR is adjustment disorder.

ADJUSTMENT REACTION: "Adjustment reactions observed in childhood are the not generally same ones seen in adults."
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