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This term is used to describe a light or transient disorders that persist longer acute reactions to stress and resulting in people who have no history of mental illness. Symptoms of adaptive reactions include various combinations of anxiety, anxiety, depression, impaired ability to concentrate, irritability and aggressive behavior. These disorders are generally reversible, and lasted only a few months. And over time, and the content they are closely associated with a stress factor, which can be, for example, bereavement, separation or migration. This diagnosis is applicable in addition to emotional reactions to disabling, such as after a stroke or a car accident. Significant here is that the observed reaction is understandable, it is commensurate severity experienced stress and its duration does not exceed a period sufficient to adapt to change. Treatment consists of a short course of psychotherapy, which should help the patient to accept the new situation, to get used to it and fully exploit its reserves.


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