Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Adjustment Disorders, 4

The pathology of Adjustment Disorders has not been clearly defined. What does seem to be clear is that stress appears to be the underlying contributor. In treating Adjustment Disorders, part of the approach must take into consideration the individual and his or her response to the perceived stressor(s). For example: male or female (as each responds to stressors somewhat differently); present age as symptoms differ in children and teens as compared with adults and the elderly, whether anxiety, depression, and hopelessness also exist concurrently; the living situation or work situation (depending on the stressor’s origin); whether there is any concurrent physical or mental disorders; and the willingness of the person to work with the counselor and make changes as needed.  

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