Conway Behavioral Health Hospital is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions. We promote long-term healing among individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by adjustment disorder.
Learn more about adjustment disorder treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
People who struggle with an adjustment disorder will experience extreme distress in response to one or more stressors.
The types of stressors that may trigger symptoms of an adjustment disorder can vary significantly. For example, the following are just a few of the many experiences that can prompt symptoms of an adjustment disorder: the end of a relationship, problems at work, natural disasters, becoming a parent, and retirement.
Of course, all of these experiences can be stressful. However, for a person who has an adjustment disorder, they will create intense distress that is not proportional to the event. Symptoms of adjustment disorders can impair a person’s ability to attend school, go to work, and otherwise participate in a healthy and productive lifestyle.
Thankfully, adjustment disorders are treatable. When you get proper care at an effective treatment center such as Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you can learn to manage your symptoms. With professional help, your life can get much better.
Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for adjustment disorder
If someone you care about has been struggling with an adjustment disorder, you may be confused, concerned, or even frustrated. It’s important for you to understand that these are all valid responses. The impact of mental illness isn’t limited to the person who is experiencing the disorder. Friends and family members can also be affected, and there’s no shame in acknowledging this.
That said, it’s also important to realize that your loved one’s situation is not hopeless, and you should not feel helpless. You can play an essential role in getting your loved one the help that they need. Please consider the following:
- Educate yourself. Research the signs and symptoms that your loved one has been demonstrating. Gather information about adjustment disorders. The more you learn about what your loved one is experiencing, the better prepared you will be to provide meaningful support.
- Remember that only a qualified healthcare provider can make an accurate diagnosis and provide effective treatment. Your goal should be to support your loved one, help them stay safe, and connect them with the professional care that they need.
- Research the types of treatment that have helped others who were dealing with adjustment disorders. Identify programs in your area that seem to be a good fit for your loved one.
- Talk to your loved one. Just as importantly, listen to them. Demonstrate that you want to talk to them, not lecture at them. Your loved one may not understand the nature of adjustment disorders, but they know what they’re experiencing. The more they can share with you, the more you’ll be able to help.
- Get help for yourself. Don’t try to accomplish this all on your own. Find a small group of trusted friends or family members to assist you. You can work together to care for your loved one, learn about adjustment disorders and treatment options, and support each other.
- If your loved one is hesitant to enter treatment, contact the programs in your area that you’ve identified. Admissions staff at these programs should be able to provide you with insights and information about how to help a treatment-resistant person.
- When your loved one enters treatment, participate in family therapy or support services if you can. This will help you to process the impact that your loved one’s struggles have had on you, and can prepare you to be a source of quality support after treatment.
Throughout the entire process, remember that this may be a long journey. Even after a person has completed treatment for an adjustment disorder, setbacks can occur. Recovery is neither immediate nor permanent. Set reasonable goals, manage your expectations, and plan to be a source of love and support for months and years to come.
Why consider adjustment disorder treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
As noted in the first section of this page, the symptoms of adjustment disorders can prevent you from living a satisfying independent life. An untreated adjustment disorder can make it difficult or impossible to attend school or get and keep a job, which can cause financial hardship.
Untreated symptoms of an adjustment disorder can also undermine your ability to form and maintain healthy friendships and other relationships. This can cause you to withdraw from friends and family members, or be pushed away by those who do not understand what you’re experiencing. In either case, this can rob you of essential support.
If you’re also dealing with a medical condition, untreated adjustment disorders can diminish your willingness to comply with the recommendations of your doctor. This can put your health in greater danger and can complicate treatment.
However, when you seek treatment at a reputable center such as Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you can avoid negative outcomes like the ones described above. And if you’ve already experienced these types of harm, you can begin to heal while you’re in treatment. With proper care, your life can improve significantly.
Types of adjustment disorder treatment offered at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Located in Conway, Arkansas, and serving Little Rock’s North Metro community and the surrounding area, Conway Behavioral Health Hospital treats adults who are struggling with mental and behavioral health concerns. Our scenic location provides a sense of calm, yet is only one mile away from the center of town, which makes us easily accessible. We have made every effort to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside, ensuring that our patients feel a sense of comfort as they heal.
If you or a loved one is suffering from symptoms of an adjustment disorder, Conway Behavioral Health Hospital is an ideal setting to begin the journey to recovery. We understand that people have different needs and require different plans of care to meet those needs. For this reason, we provide fully individualized treatment plans for each person in our care.
If you receive treatment for an adjustment disorder at Conway, the following therapeutic interventions may be part of your customized plan of care:
Detoxification: If you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol in addition to suffering from symptoms of an adjustment disorder, you can receive detoxification, or detox, services prior to starting the therapeutic aspect of your care. We will determine whether detox services are needed at the time of your admission.
Medical care: If you require medical care in addition to therapeutic treatment for an adjustment disorder during your time at Conway, physicians, registered nurses (RNs), and/or licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are on staff to provide those services. Meetings with these professionals will take place on an as-needed basis.
Medication management: In certain situations, medications can be beneficial in the treatment of an adjustment disorder. If it is determined that medication will benefit you, you will meet with staff members for medication management services as needed.
Individual therapy: You will have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy sessions with a licensed therapist or counselor at least once during your time at Conway, with additional meetings scheduled as needed or requested. These one-on-one sessions allow you to process your experiences and work through any challenges you are facing in a confidential setting.
Group therapy: Group therapy sessions take place a minimum of four times per day and include psychoeducation groups, skills rehearsal groups, recreational groups, and process groups. By participating in these groups, you can offer support to and receive support from others who may be facing similar struggles. Examples of topics that may be discussed during these groups include the following:
- Distress tolerance skills
- Emotional regulation skills
- Adapting leisure skills
- Substance abuse
- Medication management
Family therapy: Because family support can be a crucial part of the healing process, we offer family therapy sessions once a week. Led by licensed therapists and counselors, these sessions give you and your loved ones time to work through the challenges you have experienced as a family, build a sense of unity, and learn how you can support one another moving forward. This can also serve as a time for your loved ones to learn more about adjustment disorders so that they can gain a better understanding of what you have experienced as a result of your symptoms.
Continuing care after inpatient treatment for adjustment disorder
Acute inpatient treatment is designed to be a short-term stabilization period. With a length of stay of approximately seven days, this form of programming is used to alleviate crises and provide immediate intervention for severe symptoms.
Due to the short-term nature of this programming, it is important for you to receive continuing care services once you have completed inpatient treatment. In doing so, you can practice the skills you learned while in acute care and have further support as you reintegrate back into your everyday life.
Upon admission into our program, your treatment team will begin preparing a discharge plan that will be implemented once your inpatient stay is complete. This plan can include referrals to outside healthcare providers and support groups, as well as contact information should you find yourself in need of crisis services in the future.
When you choose Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you or your loved one will receive the utmost in quality and compassionate care. To learn more about our program, please contact us at your convenience.