Advertisement

How does therapy help veterans with adjustment disorder?

Therapy helps veterans with adjustment disorder by providing emotional support and strategies to get you back to your normal ability to function. Formal psychotherapy is not usually needed; focusing on the here and now, rather than past life experiences, will be enough to relieve symptoms. Supportive psychotherapy uses communication to help you identify the source of stress, and build up your stress defenses and confidence. It can provide you with coping skills for your current stressor and future stressful events. Therapy will also help you understand why the stressful event had such a powerful effect on you.

Continue Learning about Mental Disorders

What You Need to Know About Misophonia
What You Need to Know About Misophonia
Does the sound of someone chewing food or even hearing them breathe bother you—​alot? You may have a condition called misophonia. Also known as select...
Read More
What is Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID)?
Discovery HealthDiscovery Health
Body Integrity Identity Disorder is a condition characterized by an unusual, but strong desire, to h...
More Answers
Is there a cure for trichotillomania?
Discovery HealthDiscovery Health
There is no one treatment for trichotillomania. Some people are prescribed antidepressants to addres...
More Answers
Are the Drug Therapies for Mental Disorders Getting Better?
Are the Drug Therapies for Mental Disorders Getting Better?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.