Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus.
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at The Camp Recovery Center to keep our patients/clients/guests, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, visitation is no longer allowed at The Camp Recovery Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication, including telehealth, are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • Screening protocols have been enhanced.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Signs & Symptoms of Adjustment Disorder

About Adjustment Disorder

Learn More About Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment disorder is a mental health condition that is characterized by the development of behavioral and emotional disturbances as a result of suffering from an identifiable stressor. The symptoms that arise are clinically significant and can lead to impairments in occupational functioning, social interactions, and other parts of one’s everyday functioning. In addition, the symptoms that develop demonstrate an amount of distress in the individual that is disproportionate to the severity of the issue that led to the reaction. There are many occurrences that can lead to the development of adjustment disorder, and the upset that is experienced as a result will vary from person to person. In some instances, the symptoms will manifest shortly after the triggering event occurred, while in other cases, they might not show themselves for up to three months after the stressor occurred. Thankfully, the symptoms of adjustment disorder tend to dissipate within six months, other than in circumstances where individuals are exposed to ongoing or recurrent stressors. Treatment is an option for those struggling with adjustment disorder.


Adjustment Disorder Statistics

Adjustment disorder is said to be very common among all age groups. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association reports that, within inpatient settings, it is typically the most commonly diagnosed disorder, often reaching up to 50%.

Causes & Risks

Causes and Risk Factors for Adjustment Disorder

The development of adjustment disorder happens when an individual suffers an environmental stressor (or a number of stressors) that causes him or her to respond with upsetting emotional or behavioral symptoms. Those who are subjected to disadvantaged life circumstances, or who are chronically exposed to stressful situations, are at a greater risk for developing this disorder.

Adjustment disorder can stem from many different types of circumstances, or might be the product of one specific stressor or recurrent stressors. Some of the many events know to elicit the onset of adjustment disorder include, however are not limited to, the following:

  • Retirement
  • Becoming a parent
  • Failing to attain occupational goals
  • Loss of a parent or other loved one
  • Living in a neighborhood that has a high rate of crime or violence
  • Business difficulties
  • Experiencing a natural disaster
  • Termination of a romantic relationship
  • Marital difficulties
  • Leaving or reentering a parental home
  • Significant problems in school
  • Changes in school
  • Getting married
  • Suffering from a chronic and/or painful illness

Signs & Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Adjustment Disorder

The kinds of symptoms that are displayed when an individual struggles with adjustment disorder will undoubtedly vary from individual to individual depending on a number of factors. Such factors can include the individual’s age, the specific circumstances surrounding the event that triggered the onset of the disorder, and the support network that the individual has available to him or her. Some of the symptoms include the following:

Behavioral symptoms:

  • Onset of self-harming behaviors
  • Making attempts at suicide
  • Aggressive outbursts
  • Tearfulness
  • No longer participating in activities that were once enjoyed
  • Isolating oneself from friends and family members
  • Failure to attend work or school
  • Drop in performance at work or school
  • No longer adhering to other daily responsibilities

Physical symptoms:

  • Changes in eating patterns
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Chest pains
  • Other bodily aches and pains
  • Muscle tension
  • Persistent headaches

Cognitive symptoms:

  • Struggling to make good decisions
  • Experiencing memory disturbances
  • Experiencing difficulty concentrating
  • Suffering from an inability to use sound judgment and reasoning

Psychosocial symptoms:

  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Feelings of nervousness
  • Depressed feelings
  • Anxious feelings
  • Excessive feelings of worry, concern, or dread
  • Emotional instability


Effects of Adjustment Disorder

Due to the nature of adjustment disorder, the symptoms that impact individuals who struggle with this mental illness often do not last longer than six months after the event that caused their onset. However, in situations where individuals are exposed to continued stressors, the symptoms might continue for longer periods of time. Some of the many effects that can develop from the presence of adjustment disorder when treatment is not obtained can include the following:

  • Beginning to abuse drugs or alcohol
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Onset of symptoms of other mental health disorders
  • Persistent, unpredictable mood swings
  • Decreased performance at work or school
  • Decline in social interactions
  • Disturbed interpersonal relationships
  • Suicidal behaviors

Co-Occurring Disorders

Adjustment Disorder & Co-Occurring Disorders

Sadly, adjustment disorder is a condition that can co-occur alongside other mental health conditions, according to the American Psychiatric Association. Some of these co-occurring disorders can include the following:

  • Specific phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

My wife lost her father and it hit her hard. I know everyone suffers from loss, but she didn't seem to be getting better. We admitted her to The Camp and they gave her the tools, space and time for her to heal and slowly move forward.

– Jeff W.
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  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • The Jason Foundation