What is Adjustment Disorder?
Individuals who undergo heightened distress beyond what is typically anticipated in reaction to a stressful or unforeseen situation might be displaying signs of adjustment disorder. This condition has the potential to result in notable impairment in various domains including relationships, professional or academic life. If you've recognised emotions of hopelessness, sadness, frequent episodes of crying, excessive worry, feelings of depression, sleep troubles, and difficulties concentrating, these could potentially signify symptoms of adjustment disorder.
The experienced distress could be tied to a singular significant life event like a divorce, job loss, or a fire, or it could be linked to the convergence of multiple occurrences within the same time frame, such as marital issues coupled with job loss.
There is hope!
In the majority of cases, individuals can recover from such shifts within a few months. However, for some individuals, symptoms might emerge within three months following a stress-inducing event, yet not extending beyond six months after its conclusion. If the stressor persists, like in the case of prolonged unemployment, adjustment disorder symptoms can endure beyond the six-month mark.
For those grappling with symptoms of adjustment disorder, emotional and behavioral responses may persist, potentially intensifying feelings of anxiety or depression. The repercussions of adjustment disorders extend to one's self-perception and outlook on the world, as well as influencing actions and behaviors.
How we can help?
Tele Psych can provide valuable support by imparting a diverse array of evidence-based skills and techniques, which encompass:
Enhancing Understanding of Adjustment Disorder: Gaining insights into the condition and identifying triggers to comprehend the profound impact of the stressful event.
Engaging in Enjoyable Activities: Increasing participation in pleasurable activities to foster a sense of well-being.
Relearning Stress Management: Assisting in the acquisition of stress management and coping skills to enhance resilience against challenging events.
Embracing Mindfulness: Expanding awareness of mindfulness practices to promote present-moment engagement over concerns about the past or future.
Our Adjustment Disorder treatment pathways have garnered highly positive responses, and we are enthusiastic about aiding you in fostering positive transformations in your mental well-being.