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Can medication help with my adjustment disorder?

Adjustment disorder in veterans does not typically require medication for treatment. A therapist might, on occasion, recommend a short course of anti-anxiety medication to help with anxiety or insomnia. However, an adjustment disorder is, by definition, a short-term response to a specific life stress. In the majority of cases, all that is required for treatment is supportive psychotherapy. Supportive psychotherapy focuses on communication with the patient to identify the source of stress, and determine ways to build up the patient’s defenses and confidence. Adjustment disorder usually goes away after six months at the most, whether or not it is treated.

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