As such, those who have adjustment disorder will end up suffering from persistent depression, anxiety and other physical issues such as irregular heartbeat, and even unexplained weight gain. Patients with adjustment disorder show signs like:
- often crying for long durations
- always in bed and not able to get out of bed
- lashing out at others
- showing compulsive behavior
- suicidal thoughts
How To Treat Adjustment Disorder?
The treatment focus on helping the patient learn how to deal with their situation. Most patients will have to undergo Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). During the talk therapy, a psychiatrist will help the patient identify negative emotions and thoughts and look for ways on how they can possibly deal with these things. The process involves going through the things that can lead to negative thoughts and feelings and learning how to transform negative feelings into positive ones.
Other types of therapy such as relaxation and meditation exercises can also help patients cope with anxiety that comes with the disorder. In fact, doctors will highly recommend group therapy, where the patient joins a support group discussion that consists of other people who are also suffering from the same condition.