Adjustment disorder is used to describe a series of physical and emotional symptoms that one undergoes during a difficult phase in one's life. Symptoms like stress, depression, anxiety and physical trauma are suggestive of an adjustment disorder. Adjustment disorders occur when an individual is having a hard time coping with a major change in life. This is a short-term condition that lasts for not more than 6 months and is marked by hopeless feeling, major depression, loss of interest in regular activities, withdrawal from social life, fatigue and changes or loss of appetite
HOW IS ADJUSTMENT DISORDER DIAGNOSED?
To find out if a person is affected with Adjustment Disorder various tests are done to determine it, which include: • Physical exam • Medical history • Blood tests • MRI • MDD • GAD
HOW IS ADJUSTMENT DISORDER TREATED?
Treatment of this condition is usually carried out by a Psychiatrist or Psychologist. Psychotherapy can be conducted to learn the root cause of the problem so as to help the patient come out of the feeling of inadequacy and hopelessness.
DID YOU KNOW?
Adjustment disorder is a common syndrome that affects people of any age, race or lifestyle