In psychology, adjustment disorder refers to a psychological disturbance that develops in response to a stressor. Adjustment disorders are caused by specific sources of stress, such as severe personal crisis (divorce, death of loved one, recent abuse) or major unexpected negative events (tornado or fire destroys a person's home). The usual symptoms mimic depression, anxiety, or sleep disorder; however the disturbance disorder is short-term and can usually be treated with counseling or mild s ...
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Complications
... Most people with adjustment disorders recover within six months and aren''t at increased risk of long-term complications. People who have another mental health disorder, a substance abuse problem or a...
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Treatment
... The primary treatment for adjustment disorders is psychotherapy, also called counseling or talk therapy. In addition to offering emotional support, your therapist will try to help you understand why t...
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Self-care
... If your child is having difficulty adjusting after a stressful event or major life change, encourage your child to talk about his or her feelings whenever your child feels ready. Offer support and und...
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Complementary and alternative medicine
... In addition to psychotherapy and medication, complementary therapies such as biofeedback, progressive muscle relaxation, massage therapy and yoga can help manage some of the symptoms of adjustment dis...
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