Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Adjustment Disorder Treatment

A person with adjustment disorder usually responds well to treatment. Symptoms resolve within a few months. Mental health counseling is the most important treatment for adjustment disorder. Occasionally, medications may be required for depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts.

Treatment for adjustment disorder may include:

  • Mental health counseling for adjustment disorder
  • Crisis intervention counseling
  • Family therapy for adjustment disorder
  • Group therapy for adjustment disorder

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Adjustment Disorder Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat adjustment disorder:

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Last Updated: Feb 17, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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