Throughout the course of one’s life, there will be times of distress due to hardships of all kinds. From the loss of a loved one, to job and living transitions, there will always be instances when one feels the effects of unexpected change.
Stress is a natural human response that will dissipate over time once the activating event or scenario has passed. But sometimes, a person will continue to feel the effects of distress even though his or her situation will have improved. Unable to control these symptoms, he or she is likely suffering from a mental health condition known as adjustment disorder. When adjustment disorder sets in, a person will struggle to function to the best of his or her ability in many ways, and will be met with a host of damaging psychological symptoms.
Often, a person suffering from adjustment disorder will be diagnosed with other co-occurring mental health disorders or substance abuse conditions. Given the high rates of adjustment disorder seen throughout the recovery community, many treatment centers offer programming to address the specific ways that adjustment disorder impacts individuals’ mental health. So if you or a loved one has begun showing symptoms of adjustment disorder, do not hesitate to reach out to a treatment center in your area that offers programming designed to suit your needs. With the proper supports in place, adjustment disorder can become a thing of the past.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
When watching a friend or family member suffer from symptoms of adjustment disorder, you likely want to help, but you may be unsure what to do. As you prepare to encourage your loved one to enter treatment, know that your support is critical, and consider the following tips to guide you in achieving the best outcome for the person you care about:
- Do your best to research adjustment disorder, including the signs and symptoms, so that you can gain a better understanding of the disease. This way you will become more acquainted with what your loved one is experiencing.
- Explore local treatment options and be on the lookout for those which offer adjustment disorder-specific programming.
- Throughout your discussions with your loved one, be sure to adopt a warm and empathic tone. Even if his or her condition has caused you strife in the past, be sure to keep the focus of the conversation on helping your loved one access care.
- Take an honest appraisal of your own wellbeing during this time. Sometimes, supporting a loved one through times of hardship or crisis can take its toll on a caretaker, and you will need to take part in rejuvenating activities which bolster your own strength.
Why Consider Treatment at Crestwyn Behavioral Health
Given the prevalence of adjustment disorder seen throughout the recovery community, there are more options for quality care to address this condition than ever before. Yet sadly, some men and women choose to forgo treatment, and therefore are not able to benefit from the supports available to help them overcome symptoms of their condition.
Unlike some other mental health concerns, adjustment disorder will typically resolve in approximately three months’ time, as long as the issue or scenario that prompted symptoms has passed. But during the time when symptoms are active, tasks of daily living may seem too difficult to complete, as adjustment disorder has a damaging effect on one’s ability to function in important areas of life. But by obtaining support from a quality treatment program, affected individuals can learn healthy coping tools which can provide healing relief from the experience of adjustment disorder.
Types of Treatment Offered at Crestwyn Behavioral Health
Conveniently located in the Memphis suburb of Germantown in Tennessee, Crestwyn Behavioral Health is a pioneering provider of mental health and substance abuse treatment. Designed specifically for men and women ages 18 and older and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17, this hospital supplies exemplary acute care that incorporates the latest behavioral health practices. Given its serene environment that overlooks a tranquil cove engulfed in luscious landscaping, Crestwyn is where healing and recovery can truly be achieved.
In choosing Crestwyn as the place to receive mental health and substance abuse treatment, patients, both young and old, can benefit from state-of-the-art amenities that include idyllic courtyards and a large gymnasium for recreation. Additionally, the dedicated professionals who administer care treat patients with a high regard for their individual recovery journeys. Board-certified psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, activity therapists, nurses, and certified teachers work closely with patients to offer support and to determine which interventions will garner the most favorable treatment outcomes. These same staff members possess specialized training, including training in Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR), so that they are equipped to care for any and all concerns that patients may require treatment for.
Upon admission to this high-quality hospital, those who are in need of care to manage the symptoms of adjustment disorder will receive fully customized treatment plans that can include the following interventions:
Detoxification: If an individual comes to Crestwyn suffering from adjustment disorder and a chemical dependency problem, he or she will be able to receive top-notch detoxification services. These services allow patients to have the toxic substances that they are addicted to cleared from their systems so that they are able to focus on other aspects of their care. The expertly trained members of our medical staff supervise this type of treatment and are steadfast in their dedication to preserving the health and safety of those who are entrusted into our care.
Medication management: For some, the symptoms of adjustment disorder may necessitate pharmaceutical intervention in order to alleviate strife that cannot otherwise be alleviated when an individual’s coping skills are inadequate. When this is the case, and a patient comes to us for treatment, medication management services may be incorporated into the individual’s personalized treatment plan. Our exemplary psychiatrists are able to assess the need for psychotropic medication, can prescribe medication, and can meet with patients daily when necessary. Additionally, our compassionate team of nurse practitioners and nurses aid in the administration of any medications that are prescribed.
Individual therapy: So as to afford patients with the opportunity to openly process their feelings, experiences, and emotions in a safe, confidential environment, Crestwyn offers individual therapy sessions to those who choose to heal and recover at our hospital. During these sessions, which are held daily or scheduled on an as-needed basis, patients can discuss their progress with their assigned primary counselor as they learn to manage the symptoms of adjustment disorder.
Group therapy: When suffering from the unmanaged symptoms of adjustment disorder, many individuals often feel as though they are alone in their struggles. For this reason, we, at Crestwyn Behavioral Health, are pleased to provide group therapy opportunities at our hospital. Held daily and led by counselors, nurses, and mental health technicians, various community, psychoeducation, and 12-Step recovery groups are offered to all patients. These sessions allow patients to come together, share their experiences, provide and receive support, practice skills they are learning, and discuss the following topics in a setting that is safe and conducive to healing and recovery:
- Anger management
- Suicide prevention
- Treatment options
- Healthy relationships
- Medication support
- Recovery skills
Family therapy: Mental health conditions, including adjustment disorder, have the ability to impact the lives of those closest to the individuals who are grappling with such concerns. Given this fact, treatment at Crestwyn features family therapy sessions for those who come for care. Depending on the patient’s individual needs and his or her loved ones’ ability to get to our hospital, these sessions can be part of the healing experience at Crestwyn. We purposefully offer these sessions so that healing can begin within our patients’ primary support networks and so that the friends and family members of those we treat can learn how to best support the person they care about.
Education / tutoring: In order to help our adolescent patients remain on track with their academic endeavors, Crestwyn Behavioral Health supplies educational and tutoring services for the duration of each adolescent’s treatment. While a young person is learning to manage the symptoms of adjustment disorder, he or she will have designated times during the day to focus on his or her schooling with the support and guidance of our certified teachers.
Every facet of care at Crestwyn Behavioral Health is customized to meet the needs of those who come for treatment. Additionally, and because we want to fully prepare our patients for returning to their respective communities, we plan for their discharge from the moment they begin receiving services. Our staff works closely with patients, and their families when necessary, to determine the continuing care options that will enable the men, women, and adolescents we treat to achieve optimal healing and recovery from adjustment disorder.
If you or an important person in your life is in need of exceptional treatment to manage the symptoms of adjustment disorder, improve his or her quality of life, and prevent further need for hospitalization, look no further than Crestwyn Behavioral Health. Here, people of all ages are able to develop the confidence and skills needed to live healthier, more productive, and more satisfying lives that are no longer compromised by mental health and substance use concerns.
Call us today and let our caring intake team help you or your loved one determine if Crestwyn is where a brighter tomorrow can happen.