Adjustment disorder occurs with an abnormal and excessive reaction when an individual is unable to adjust with a particular source of stress eg major life change, loss or event. People with Adjustment disorder or syndrome have symptoms of clinical depression, sadness, feeling of hopelessness, frequent crying, anxiety, headache, worry, change in appetite, sleeplessness, tiredness and heavy consumption of alcohol or other drugs.
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?
Once adjustment disorder is detected the doctor will refer for a psychotherapy with a psychiatrist or psychologist. The person may also be encouraged to join support groups to discuss their concerns and feelings with the people having the same disorder. In many case medication can be helpful for controlling anxiety and treating headaches and pains for adequate sleep and appetite.
DID YOU KNOW?
Broken relationships, disturbed parents and childhood, any kind of mental of physical abuse, death of a close person, financial constraints, can lead to this disorder.