Adjustment Issues

An adjustment disorder is a poor reaction to an identifiable stressor that develops within 3 months of the beginning of the stressor. There is an impairment in social, occupational, or academic functioning, and/or distress that is in excess of what would be expected. By definition, the disorder resolves itself with 6 months of the termination of the stressor or its consequences.

There are many reasons that someone may be struggling with the adjustment of a new life situation.  Listed below are several:

  • New roles in the family home
  • Getting married
  • Having children
  • Changing Roles
  • Children leaving home
  • Job loss
  • Retirement
  • Death of a loved one
  • Injury/disease/or disability

Whatever your issue, the important thing is that you come talk to someone about what is distressing you.