What are Adjustment Disorders and How to Cope With Them?

We need some time to adjust ourselves from the catastrophic events of the recent past.

Rabia Akram


Let’s be honest about adjustment disorders that they are remarkably related to high-stress events from which we can not quickly bounce back. We need some time to adjust ourselves from the catastrophic events of the recent past.

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What are Adjustment Disorders?

Life can become difficult at any time. It can become effortless at any time. It’s all up to us how we adjust ourselves to our given surroundings. An adjustment disorder is a response to a stressful event or change in a person’s life that involves emotional or behavioral responses.

When something really tough happens, like a divorce, job loss, a loved one’s death, a severe accident, or other major life events, some people struggle to recover. They might start feeling symptoms of depression, anxiety, or both. Their behavior might change, and they could lose their appetite or find it hard to concentrate on daily life.

Predominantly Diagnosed

Adjustment disorders are predominantly diagnosed in children and adolescents, but they can also affect adults. How?

Symptoms include behavioral issues such as acting rebellious, destructive, reckless or impulsive. Source: clevelandclinic

These can include emotional responses such as sadness, anxiety, or anger, as well as behavioral changes like withdrawal from social interactions or difficulties at work or school.

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Causes of Adjustment Disorders

The causes of adjustment disorders are like a puzzle, made up of various pieces unique to each person. It’s a combination of life experiences, challenges, and how each individual naturally responds to stress.

I’ve realized that what might be a minor bump in the road for one person can feel like a mountain…



Rabia Akram

My writing revolves around topics of self improvement and mental health concerns. My love for nature shines through as I often discuss about trees and outdoors.