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How do you treat an adjustment disorder?

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Psychotherapy (a type of counseling) is the most common treatment for stress response syndrome. It helps you understand how the stressor has affected your life and to develop better ways to deal with it. Support groups can also be helpful. Sometimes, short-term medication helps control anxiety symptoms or sleeping problems.

Most people with stress response syndrome recover completely.

SOURCE: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, American Psychiatric Association.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

SOURCE: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, American Psychiatric Association.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

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