Experiencing emotional or mental pressure causes stress. This can make you feel like you can’t manage. Events in daily life can cause this; whether positive or negative. Symptoms may include: sleeping problems, loss of appetite, anxiety, irritability, headaches, an increase in drinking/smoking and problems concentrating.
After a traumatic experience you may not have fully recovered. This may lead to PTSD symptoms. You can experience gaps in your memory of the event(s), nightmares, flashbacks and distressing visions and thoughts. As a consequence you may feel agitated and vigilant. You may also feel numb. Avoiding certain situations or places may become part of your routine and it can have a big impact on your daily life.
We all experience stressful events in our lives. Adjustment Disorder is when one finds it difficult to cope with the stressful events or changes in their lives. Examples of stressful events can include divorce, bereavement, serious illness, financial difficulties or moving home. People with an adjustment disorder may become preoccupied and/or distressed with the stressful event, feel low or depressed, anxious and worried; and feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. They may also experience physical symptoms such as insomnia, headaches and abdominal or chest pain. Adjustment Disorder can also have an impact on your ability to carry out daily activities.