Brought on by a life stressor that one cannot adapt to, adjustment disorder is one of the most common mental illnesses impacting the lives of men and women all across the country.
If you are suffering from this disorder, then you have likely experienced the loss of a loved one, had a baby, gotten married, changed jobs or your career, moved to a new place, or have generally been unable to adjust to new changes in your life. You may have also found it hard to carry out your daily responsibilities or to enjoy certain activities that once made you happy.
If these symptoms sound familiar to you, you may be struggling with the symptoms of adjustment disorder and could benefit from seeking professional care. Furthermore, and what is important to know, adjustment disorder is a very treatable illness that you can receive exemplary care for on the behavioral health unit at Delta Medical Center.
Why You Should Seek Treatment for Adjustment Disorder at Delta Medical Center
At Delta Medical Center, we are dedicated to providing a complete spectrum of behavioral health services combined with total medical support so that our patients receive the highest standard of care available. At Delta, we know how hard seeking care for adjustment disorder can be, and we will do everything in our power to help you in your time of need. We only use empirically-based treatments that focus on treating the whole you – mind, body, and spirit. We aim to provide dignity and respect to each person who comes to us for help as they learn effective coping skills and relapse prevention techniques so that when they leave us, they can see the world with fresh, hopeful eyes.
Without proper, professional treatment, the symptoms of adjustment disorder can eventually take over your life. In fact, because this illness is widely known to exist alongside other mental disorders, it is quite probable that you may begin experiencing the symptoms of other disorders like depression or anxiety. Additionally, and especially when symptoms are severe, you may be compelled to abuse drugs and/or alcohol as a means of alleviating your emotional pain and distress. Should this occur, you could then develop an addiction to substances, which would also require care in the event you seek treatment. Your job performance may suffer and impact your career and earning potential. You may also experience more conflict with loved ones, which could cause the demise of meaningful relationships or divorce. For these reasons and more, it is for your own benefit to seek effective treatment when grappling with the symptoms of adjustment disorder.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
Delta Medical Center is considered to be a beacon of light for our community. We proudly care for adults with many different types of behavioral health needs and believe that our behavioral health unit, located in a major medical hospital, provides great benefits for those who come to us for help. Our biggest strength is our integrated behavioral health and medical units that provide for all the needs of each individual patient. Once you have a relationship with us, we will always be there for you. At Delta, we’re proud to offer you the highest standard of care and we take great pride in following your success once you leave our amazing healing center. At Delta, when you’re with us, you know that you’ve come home.
Treatment Approaches for Adjustment Disorder at Delta Medical Center
At Delta Medical Center, we’ve learned that the best way to treat adjustment disorder is through the use of various treatment modalities. When you come to us for help to treat your adjustment disorder symptoms, we will spend a great deal of time performing thorough medical and psychological evaluations. We’ll then take our findings and work with you to create a treatment plan customized to meet your needs, and we’ll be beside you every step of the way.
Should you come to us battling an addiction at the same time as the symptoms of adjustment disorder, the first step in your treatment will be medically monitored detoxification. We understand how frightening the concept of detox can be, so we’re going to carefully explain everything we do before we do it so you’ll always know what will happen next. You’ll be safely and effectively detoxed from whatever substances you’ve been abusing, and you will be medically stabilized before you participate in our inpatient treatment.
Medication may be used only at the beginning of your stay with us to help control unwanted symptoms or manage withdrawal, then you will be gradually tapered down as you learn more effective coping mechanisms. Some individuals will require long-term medication management in the event they’re struggling with a co-occurring disorder like adjustment disorder. Your medication needs will be discussed with you and your treatment team and also evaluated throughout your stay. In addition to medication and detox, we offer a number of therapeutic interventions to help you learn to manage adjustment disorder, including:
Individual therapy is used to help you connect one-on-one with a trained therapist to unearth the root causes of adjustment disorder. You may spend time working on how to cope with your symptoms and developing skills for better handling challenges in your life.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an important part of our therapeutic process, as we’ve found that challenging your negative thoughts and refocusing them to elicit more positive thoughts and behaviors is a great way for individuals with adjustment disorder to heal.
Group therapy is a very important part of our therapeutic process at Delta. We’ve learned through years of experience that one of the most successful ways to manage adjustment disorder is by connecting individuals with those who have been struggling with similar challenges. We proudly offer psychoeducational and process groups that allow you to give and receive support to and from your peers.
Because we know that you have close friends and loved ones who are important to you, we aim to include these individuals in your recovery process. We’ll educate those closest to you about healing from adjustment disorder, and make certain that they have connections to outside support groups so that your loved ones will be able to heal as well.
Continuing Care – What Happens Next?
When your time with us comes to an end, you’ll work with your treatment team to devise an appropriate aftercare plan so that you can continue the beneficial progress that you have made. We offer a number of programs designed to meet your ongoing care needs once inpatient care is complete. Our residential treatment center provides a similar structure to our inpatient treatment if you need this form of care. If you’re more comfortable transitioning down to our step-down programs, we offer a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that have helped many individuals continue their care in a less-structured environment. We also have an amazing outpatient treatment center that can provide you with invaluable support and therapeutic services once you are back home. Whichever path you choose for your ongoing adjustment disorder treatment, Delta strives to help you become successful, happy, and fulfilled in your healing and recovery process.