Adjustment disorder is a mental illness that makes it difficult for victim to cope with stress generating major negative changes in life. Symptoms include depression, lack of sleep, lack of appetite, inability to work or study. Frequent crying, headaches, isolation from people, palpitation, anxiety, etc., are also considered to be major symptoms.
HOW IS ADJUSTMENT DISORDER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of this condition is often carried out through physical examination and questions on medical history. Blood tests and imaging tests may be used for ruling out physical illness
HOW IS ADJUSTMENT DISORDER TREATED?
Treatment of adjustment disorder can be Psychotherapy that teaches the patient to learn to cope with stress. In some cases, few medicines can help to deal with subsequent symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is no proven way to avoid Adjustment disorder. Strong family and social support may be helpful for a person to glide through stressful situations or events. If not treated well the person could develop suicidal tendencies as an escape to avoid facing the stress levels.