The main goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms and help the person return to a similar level of functioning as before the stressful event occurred.
Individual therapy can help the person:
Most mental health professionals recommend some type of talk therapy to help the person identify or learn different responses to the stressors in their life. Types of therapy may include:
When medications are used, they are usually in addition to other forms of treatment. Depending on the symptoms, these may include:
Adjustment disorders usually get better quickly without any remaining symptoms.
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you develop symptoms of adjustment disorder.
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