Adjustment Disorders Treatment

Our Veterans Rehab Treatment Centers offer specialized treatment programs for Adjustment Disorders. With years of experience, we work tirelessly to meet Veterans treatment needs.

Adjustment Disorders

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What are Adjustment Disorders?

Adjustment disorders are stress-related conditions. When Veterans, Medical Professionals, and First Responders experience more stress than normal in response to a stressful or unexpected event they may be struggling with an Adjustment Disorder. This overwhelming amount of stress causes significant problems in relationships, at work or at school.

Issues at work, going away to school, moving, an illness, death of a close family member or any number of life changes can cause excessive stress. Most of the time, Veterans, Medical Professionals, and First Responders adjust to such changes within a few months. But if they have an adjustment disorder, they continue to have emotional or behavioral reactions that can contribute to feeling more anxious or depressed.

The best part is you don’t have to tough it out on your own, though. As a member of the VA Community Care Network, Our Veterans Rehab Centers help you regain your emotional footing.

Types of Adjustment Disorders

With Depressed Mood

Symptoms mainly include feeling sad, tearful and hopeless and experiencing a lack of pleasure in the things you used to enjoy.

With Anxiety

Symptoms mainly include nervousness, worry, difficulty concentrating or remembering things, and feeling overwhelmed. Children who have an adjustment disorder with anxiety may strongly fear being separated from their parents and loved ones.

With Disturbance of Conduct

Symptoms mainly involve behavioral problems, such as fighting or reckless driving. Youths may skip school or vandalize property.

With Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood

Symptoms include a combination of depression and anxiety

With Mixed Disturbance of Emotion and Conduct

Symptoms include a mix of depression and anxiety as well as behavioral problems


Symptoms don't fit the other types of adjustment disorders, but often include physical problems, problems with family or friends, or work or school problems.

Symptoms of Adjustment Disorders

Feeling Sad or Hopeless

Feeling Anxious or Worried

Frequently Crying

Troubles Sleeping

Diminished Appetite

Difficulty Concentrating

Feeling Overwhelmed

Difficulty Finishing Tasks

Suicidal Thoughts

When To Get Help with Adjustment Disorders

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When to Get Help With Adjustment Disorders:

Usually stressors are temporary, and we learn to cope with them over time. Symptoms of adjustment disorder get better because the stress has eased. But sometimes the stressful event remains a part of their life. Or a new stressful situation comes up, and they face the same emotional struggles all over again. Being trapped in this cycle is debilitating.

As a member of the VA Community Care Network, we’re here to help you. Call our Veterans Rehab centers admissions hotline to get help today. Through the use of group therapy, mindfulness techniques, and coping skills for anxiety, our treatment centers can help you get life back on track.

Adjustment Disorders Warning

Adjustment Disorders Can Lead to Suicidal Ideations/Attempts

If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately, go to an emergency room, or confide in a trusted relative or friend. Or call a suicide hotline number — in the United States, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor.