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1. A tax deduction taken on a loss, especially on bad debt or accounts receivable that will likely not be collected. One is not liable for income that is not actually realized.

2. In insurance, a payment on a claim. For example, if one has homeowner's insurance and his/her house floods, he/she is entitled to an adjustment, so long as the insurance covers flooding. Arriving at the amount of the adjustment is a complex process and insurance companies employ full-time adjusters to investigate claims and determine what amount, if any, the adjustment should be.

3. In an adjustable-rate mortgage, a change in the interest rate paid on the mortgage. The adjustment may be upward or downward. See also: Adjustment frequency.


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Psychiatric diagnoses of diabetic patients n (%) Adjustment disorder 10 (20) Social phobia 9 (18) Specific phobia 7 (14) Major depressive disorder/dysthymia 8 (16) Generalized anxiety disorder 6 (12) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 6 (12) Oppositional defiant disorder 3 (6) Behavioral disorder 1 (2) Enuresis nocturna 1 (2) Post-traumatic stress disorder 1 (2) Table 2.
Although adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct is not classified as a DBD in the DSM (APA, 2013), this article includes it due to the primary manifestations of the disorder, which include truancy, aggressive behavior, and violation of rules and laws (Auger, 2011).
He was diagnosed with severe depression and an adjustment disorder.
9% (n = 157) of males were diagnosed with an adjustment disorder.
Adjustment disorder THIS is a disturbance of emotions or behaviour - or both - resulting from a traumatic incident.
James Burke, defending, said hBlundell became anxious and depressed and has been diagnosed with an adjustment disorder.
A psychiatric report showed Pease had suffered at the time from an adjustment disorder and an unstable personality.
Mr Dewani was diagnosed by a psychiatrist with an acute stress disorder and a depressive adjustment disorder, Westminster Magistrates' Court, in London, heard yesterday.
A psychiatrist called by the defence told the jury - who will be asked to consider a verdict of manslaughter based on diminished responsibility - that the defendant was suffering from a personality disorder and an adjustment disorder.
About 13% of females and 7% of males were treated for an anxiety disorder, and 17% of females and 13% of males were treated for an adjustment disorder.