Adjustment Disorders

Adjustment Disorders

by Sherry Bonnice


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We all have to deal with stress sometimes. Learning to balance our many responsibilities adjust to new situations, and handle multiple stresses is part of life. But does this mean that you should feel stressed all the time? What if you always feel overwhelmed? What if you simply can't adjust to a new challenge or situation? When the normal challenges of life cause such extreme emotional turmoil that a person cannot adapt and react appropriately, he may be suffering from an adjustment disorder. Those who suffer from adjustment disorders find it particularly difficult to adapt and function in their daily environment. Perhaps are they dealing with a loss or change in life, such as divorce, moving, a new baby, or an end to a relationship. Perhaps they overreact to minor stresses or have anxiety, depression, or conduct disorders that interrupt their normal life functions. When their inability to cope becomes a mental illness, people need help from medical professionals to gain control of their lives again. In Adjustment Disorders, you will learn about the antidepressants and anti-anxiety-drugs available to treat adjustment disorders. Along the way, you will read about the history of psychiatric drugs, how they work, and current treatment methods. You will also read valuable information about what to expect when taking psychiatric drugs, as well as some of the most prevalent alternative to drug treatment. Sharing the experiences of young people as they cope with divorce, disappointment, moving, depression, and anxiety may help you understand how such changes can affect your life as well… and where to turn if you reactions to these changes get out of control.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422228203
Publisher: Mason Crest, an Imprint of National Highlight
Publication date: 11/28/2013
Series: State of Mental Illness and Its Therapy Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1200L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Foreword 9

1 What Is an Adjustment Disorder? 11

2 History of Psychiatric Drugs 23

3 How Do the Drugs Work? 39

4 Treatment Description 47

5 Case Studies 69

6 Risks and Side Effects of Drug Therapy 87

7 Alternative and Supplementary Treatments 107

Further Reading 124

For More Information 125

Index 126

About the Author & Consultants 128

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