Change is an unquestionable part of life. People can find it hard to move for college or work, enter relationships, walk away from relationships, cope with loss and even manage success easily. Change, whether it is good or bad, whether it sought out or not, can be stressful. It is not always easy to anticipate all that comes with change, and so people find themselves feeling uprooted and disconnected during some transitional changes. These are indications of an adjustment disorder.
Adjustment disorders can manifest themselves as loss of focus, an inability to relate normally to friends and family or a tendency to be hyper-emotional about everyday things. Anger and tears seem to be at or just below the surface, and this can make for a very unsettled feeling. These kinds of reactions are likely to make the process of settling down after a change all the more difficult. Adjustment disorders, if left untreated, can sometimes spiral into long-term mental health problems.
Coping up with Changes
Counselling can be very effective in treating adjustment disorders. Person-centred counselling which probes each’s psychological make-up, psychodynamic psychotherapy which helps delve into the way personal history influences behaviour and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) which maps the way an individual thinks and reacts are all counseling methodologies that can be very useful in handling adjustment disorders.
Devonport Psychiatry can help you or a loved one take control of a transition that seems overwhelming. We work with our clients to help them gain a deeper understanding of their fears and anxieties; this knowledge helps in tackling the stress that comes with life changes.
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