Understanding Adjustment Disorders

Adjustment Disorders
Understanding Adjustment Disorders


Stress-related mental health conditions are known as adjustment disorders. A person with an adjustment disorder is likely to experience stress levels that are more intense or extreme in response to an unexpected event. This extreme reaction to stress can cause significant disruption in a person’s personal and professional lives.

What Causes an Adjustment Disorder?

As the name of the illness implies, it usually strikes during a point of change or transition such as starting school or a new job, the death of a loved one or the breakdown of a relationship. In the majority of cases, people can adjust to changes brought about by life events within a relatively short space of time. A person with an adjustment disorder on the other hand is likely to have responses that are beyond their control.

The Symptoms of Adjustment Disorder

Someone with an adjustment disorder is likely to display the following symptoms although they will vary according to the person and their circumstances:

  • Becoming disinterested in things that formerly grabbed your attention
  • Feeling a sense of despair or hopelessness for no particular reason
  • Developing intense concerns about the future
  • Frequent emotional outbursts
  • Increasing anxiety and a feeling of being constantly stressed
  • Lack of appetite and insomnia
  • Difficulty concentrating and functioning at work or home

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