Adjustment- anxiety disorder- how to recover?
Hello, I am 21 years old lady. I am suffering from anxiety disorder related to adjustment. My symptoms include feeling sad, hopeless or not enjoying things I used to enjoy. I cry frequently. Worrying or feeling anxious, nervous, jittery or stressed out. I am getting trouble sleeping. There is lack of appetite. I am also facing difficulty in concentrating. Sometime I am feeling overwhelmed, difficulty functioning in daily activities. As a result I am withdrawing from social supports, avoiding important things such as going to work or paying bills. Suicidal thoughts or behavior are also appearing. What should I do?
@dikshita Many people with adjustment disorders find treatment helpful, and they often need only brief treatment. Others, including those with persistent adjustment disorders or ongoing stressors, may benefit from longer treatment. Treatments for adjustment disorders include psychotherapy, medications or both. sychotherapy, also called talk therapy, is the main treatment for adjustment disorders. This can be provided as individual, group or family therapy. Therapy can: Provide emotional support
Help you get back to your normal routine
Help you learn why the stressful event affected you so much
Help you learn stress-management and coping skills to deal with stressful events.
Medications such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs may be added to help with symptoms of depression and anxiety. As with therapy, you may need medications only for a few months, but don't stop taking any medication without talking with your doctor first. If stopped suddenly, some medications, such as certain antidepressants, may cause withdrawal-like symptoms.