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Adjustment Disorders

Adjustment Disorders

As the name suggests, a change or an event in a person’s life causing stress and difficulty in coping leading to a behavioral or an emotional reaction is adjustment disorder. A significant change causes stress in any individual's life but if you notice that even after a couple of months it is difficult for you to get over that problem, if it is difficult for your brain to adjust to the new normal then there is a high possibility that you have an adjustment disorder. Coping with stressful situations can lead to severe psychological and physical symptoms. 

Types of Adjustment Disorders

  • Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood  - This type of disorder would have the person feeling sad and hopeless with episodes of crying. They might also experience a loss of interest in activities they once enjoyed. 
  • Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety  - The person having anxiety due to difficulty in coping with a new situation/place may face anxiety, anxiousness, and frequent episodes of feeling overwhelmed. 
  • Adjustment Disorder with Disturbance of Conduct  - This kind of disorder would reflect behavioral issues such as driving recklessly and starting fights over insignificant things. 
  • Adjustment Disorder Along with Mixed Disturbance of Emotions and Conduct  - People having this disorder would experience depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems.

 

Adjustment Disorder Symptoms

 

Causes of Adjustment Disorders 

  • Death of a close friend or relative 
  • Relationship problems 
  • Divorce 
  • Serious health issues with the person or someone close to them
  • Moving to a new place 
  • Financial problems 

 

Diagnosis

To the mundane eye, the adjustment disorder symptoms might feel overwhelming and confusing which is why we have an experienced set of psychologists here to help you out. With a series of tests and consultations, they will be able to distinguish and tell you what kind of disorder you are facing. Battling disorders may be difficult but with the right help that you need, you can radically see a positive change in your lifestyle.  

 

Adjustment Disorder Treatment 

Since adjustment disorder symptoms are triggered by a big change in one’s life, patients usually require a brief treatment however if there are ongoing stressors present then a longer treatment may be recommended. 

 

 

 


At Inner Psych, we have a team of psychologists and other mental health professionals prepared and ready to help you with your recovery. We provide online counselling to all parts of Australia right from the comfort of your home. Reach out today if you think you may be suffering from any form of adjustment disorder. 

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