Feeling of hopelessnessPalpitations (an unpleasant sensation of irregular or forceful beating of the heart)
Adjustment disorder is a short term condition that occurs when a person is unable to cope with, or adjust to, a particular source of stress, such as a major life change, loss, or event.
Being a victim of a crime
Adjustment disorder is not the same as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD generally occurs as a reaction to a life threatening event and tends to last longer. Adjustment disorder, on the other hand, is short term, rarely lasting longer than six months.