Stress affects people in different ways, and some people have more trouble dealing with it than others. When a person goes through a particularly hard time and has difficulty coping, it is medically known as an adjustment disorder. This condition can cause sadness, hopelessness, stress, and physical symptoms like insomnia. These symptoms develop because the person is having an especially hard time coping. His or her reaction is stronger than expected.
Many different events can prompt symptoms. Stressors at any age can include:
Triggers of symptoms in adolescents and young adults can include:
There is no way to tell which individuals will develop the disorder. Social skills prior to the event and how the person has learned to cope with stress can play roles.
Symptoms are usually severe enough to affect social life and/or work and can include:
With adjustment disorder, the following will be experienced:
In some cases, symptoms can be very severe, and thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts can occur.
The main goal will be to alleviate symptoms and help my client get back to feeling like they did before the stressful event occurred. I take the integrative approach to therapy. I understands that each person is unique and so I will actively seek feedback from my clients. I will also collaborate with clients to create personalized solutions which fit their individual, specific therapeutic needs. With the right help and support, my clients can get better quickly.
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