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Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment Disorders affect adults and children

Evolving Minds Counselling treat Adjustment Disorders in children and adults. These typically presents as low mood, anxiety, insomnia and poor concentration and is normally in response to some stressor in our lives. 


When considering if you or someone you care about may be experiencing symptoms of an adjustment disorder , we would normally look at the impact to their normal day-to-day routine.


Typically, an adjustment disorder presents as:

  • Feeling of hopelessness/suicidal ideation

  • Sadness

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Anger

  • Changes in appetite

  • Increased tiredness

  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs

  • Withdrawal or isolation from people and social activities

  • A new pattern of absence from work or school


If an Adjustment Disorder is getting in the way, early psychological intervention can assist by helping clients to:

  • Identify automatic negative thoughts;

  • Remodel maladaptive thoughts and coping strategies;

  • Increase problem solving skills;

  • Identify goals and ways to achieve these.

Evolving Minds Counselling aims to help you manage and understand the symptoms of adjustment disorder and help you get back on track by providing you with appropriate coping strategies, so you can take control over your life. 


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