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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Adjustment disorder (uh-JUST-ment dis-OR-der)
A condition in which a person responds to a stressful event (such as an illness, job loss, or divorce) with extreme emotions and actions that cause problems at work and home.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.