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.