Adjustment disorders (ADs) are characterized by the development of emotional and behavioral symptoms in response to stressful events. Unclear diagnostic boundaries and reduced availability of suitable tools for the detection and severity determination of ADs contribute to make such disturbances under-studied. In view of the importance of the proper characterization of ADs for the medico-legal context (e.g. working interpersonal problems, professional liability, psychological injuries, work or road accidents), in the present manuscript we tentatively aggregate clinical and medico-legal considerations to suggest comprehensive evaluation approaches which can support the assessment and measurement of the severity of the biological damage associated with such conditions.

Adjustment disorders: medico-legal implications in the assessment of biological damage / Rinaldi, Raffaella; Bersani, FRANCESCO SAVERIO; Cioffi, Andrea; Bersani, Giuseppe. - In: MINERVA MEDICOLEGALE. - ISSN 1827-1677. - 139:1-4(2019), pp. 10-14. [10.23736/S0026-4849.20.01789-7]

Adjustment disorders: medico-legal implications in the assessment of biological damage

Raffaella Rinaldi;Francesco Saverio Bersani;Andrea Cioffi;Giuseppe Bersani
2019

Abstract

Adjustment disorders (ADs) are characterized by the development of emotional and behavioral symptoms in response to stressful events. Unclear diagnostic boundaries and reduced availability of suitable tools for the detection and severity determination of ADs contribute to make such disturbances under-studied. In view of the importance of the proper characterization of ADs for the medico-legal context (e.g. working interpersonal problems, professional liability, psychological injuries, work or road accidents), in the present manuscript we tentatively aggregate clinical and medico-legal considerations to suggest comprehensive evaluation approaches which can support the assessment and measurement of the severity of the biological damage associated with such conditions.
adjustment disorders; psychological stress; forensic medicine
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Adjustment disorders: medico-legal implications in the assessment of biological damage / Rinaldi, Raffaella; Bersani, FRANCESCO SAVERIO; Cioffi, Andrea; Bersani, Giuseppe. - In: MINERVA MEDICOLEGALE. - ISSN 1827-1677. - 139:1-4(2019), pp. 10-14. [10.23736/S0026-4849.20.01789-7]
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