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What is the treatment for adjustment disorder?
Last Updated: 7th January, 2020
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In this regard, is there medication for adjustment disorder?
Medications are used to lessen some of the symptoms of adjustment disorders, such as insomnia, depression, and anxiety. These medications include: benzodiazepines, such as lorazepam (Ativan) and alprazolam (Xanax) nonbenzodiazepine anxiolytics, such as gabapentin (Neurontin)
Similarly, how can I help my child with adjustment disorder?
- Psychotherapy using cognitive behavioral methods. A child learns how to better solve problems, communicate, and handle stress.
- Family therapy. This therapy is often focused on making needed changes in the family.
- Peer group therapy.
Also asked, is adjustment disorder a serious mental illness?
If adjustment disorders do not resolve, they can eventually lead to more serious mental health problems such as anxiety disorders, depression or substance abuse.
What is the difference between adjustment disorder and anxiety disorder?
People with adjustment disorder only experience their symptoms in times of stress or change. People with adjustment disorder will often see a large reduction in their anxiety as they adapt to the life change, while anxiety is continual for those with GAD.