Friday, April 5, 2013
The difference between Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood and Major Depressive Disorder?
The difference between adjustment disorder with depressed mood and major depressive disorder is that adjustment disorder with depressed mood is caused by an identifiable event or situation in an individual’s life which caused stress (Martins, 2012). Once the cause is dealt with the depression symptoms eventually fade away. As for major depressive disorder, the exact cause of depression is unknown, but chemical changes in the brain are believed by researchers to cause depression. The symptoms of adjustment disorder with depressed mood less intense than the symptoms of major depressive disorder.
Martins, C. (2012). GoMentor. Retrieved from http://www.gomentor.com/articles/adjustment-disorder-with-depressed-mood.aspx