Stress affects us all in different ways. Sometimes, when we are unable to properly process certain events in our lives or changes that require major life adjustments, we might develop an adjustment disorder that can negatively affect the way we feel and behave on a daily basis.
Therapy Solutions in Dickinson, Killdeer, and Richardton, ND is happy to offer counsel to our patients and their family members who are dealing with adjustment disorders as a result of stress, traumatic events, or major life changes. Contact our clinic today to learn more about our counseling services.
What Is An Adjustment Disorder?
An adjustment disorder can be defined by a group of side effects occurring when a person experiences a stressful life event and has difficulty coping.
Adjustment disorders affect both adults and children and are normally treated with a combination of therapy and medication. With Therapy Solutions’s help, patients usually recover from an adjustment disorder with no issues.
Causes of Adjustment Disorders
Similar to stress, major life experiences and genetics may play a role in your likelihood of developing an adjustment disorder. Some reasons you may develop an adjustment disorder include:
- Relationship issues
- Divorce or marital problems
- Having a baby
- Moving to a new place or school
- Death of a loved one
- Traumatic or life-threatening experiences such as physical assault or a natural disaster
- Problems in school or at work
- Chronic illnesses
Signs & Symptoms of Adjustment Disorders
Adjustment disorders can change the way a person thinks and feels about themselves and their environment. In turn, their actions and behaviors may change too. The signs and symptoms of adjustment disorders can differ from one case to another.
Common symptoms of adjustment disorders can include any of the following:
- Crying frequently, feelings of sadness or depression
- Loss of interest in normal activities
- Frequent crying
- Feeling anxious or worrying excessively
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Avoiding responsibilities
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviors
If you or a loved one has any of these symptoms, that may be the beginning of an adjustment disorder, it’s important to seek professional help at Therapy Solutions to make sure their condition does not worsen.
How Therapy Solutions Can Help
Therapy is the primary treatment option in cases of adjustment disorders. Our Dickinson, Killdeer, and Richardton, ND mental health counselors can evaluate a person’s mental and emotional health with the goal to help them deal with how they are feeling and return to their normal levels of functioning.
Our skilled mental health counselors offer emotional support and guidance to patients of all ages, and can help you address and understand the cause of your stress or problems. Mental health counseling may also help you to develop skills to cope with future situations that may cause stress or emotional trauma.
Contact our Dickinson, Killdeer, and Richardton, ND clinics today
While everyone encounters stress, some people have trouble handling certain situations and develop an inability to adjust to changes. This can cause many psychological symptoms, and sometimes even physical symptoms. Therapy Solutions is here to offer guidance and support.
If you or a loved one is in need of counseling for an adjustment disorder, request an appointment today to schedule a session with one of our counselors.