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 Crestwyn Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, 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 Crestwyn Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • 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.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Learn About The Symptoms & Causes of Adjustment Disorders Adjustment Disorder

The signs, symptoms, and effects of adjustment disorder can be different for every person impacted. Learning about adjustment disorder is one of the first steps towards getting better.

Learn More About Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment disorder is a mental illness that is characterized by the development of emotional and behavioral disturbances that stem from experiencing one or more stressors. The symptoms that occur as part of this condition are significant and can include work impairment, troubles within social circles, and problems with everyday functioning. Additionally, the symptoms that develop can show a clear level of pain within the individual that is not proportionate to the severity of the stressor itself.

There are many varieties of occurrences that can lead to the development of adjustment disorder, and the pain that is suffered in response will vary from person to person. In some cases, the symptoms will begin showing themselves right after the stressor has occurred; however, in other cases, these symptoms might not develop up until as long as three months post-stressor. Thankfully, the symptoms associated with adjustment disorder will often dissipate after six months, except in those cases where individuals are constantly being exposed to ongoing stressors. Receiving treatment for adjustment disorder to manage the concerns that develop is imperative to help prevent the length of the symptoms and to supply individuals with the relief they need.

Statistics

Adjustment disorder is said to be extremely common in people of all ages. According to the American Psychiatric Association, within inpatient hospital settings, it is typically the most diagnosed disorder, reaching up to 50%.

Causes and Risk Factors for Adjustment Disorder

The development of adjustment disorder occurs when an individual has experienced an environmental stressor, or more than one stressor, that caused him or her to respond with painful emotional or behavioral symptoms. Those who have disadvantaged life circumstances or who are constantly being exposed to chronically stressful situations are at the most increased risk for developing this disorder.

Risk Factors:

Adjustment disorder can develop because of a handful of different circumstances and may be a product of one stressor or continued stressors. Some of the many events known to trigger the onset of adjustment disorder symptoms can include the following:

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

Signs and Symptoms of Adjustment Disorder

The kinds of symptoms that one displays when adjustment disorder is present will vary from person to person, depending on many different factors. These factors can include one’s age, the support he or she is receiving from his or her loved ones, and the specific circumstances surrounding the event that led to the onset of the disorder itself. Some of these symptoms include:

Behavioral symptoms:

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

Physical symptoms:

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

Cognitive symptoms:

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

Psychosocial symptoms:

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

Effects of Adjustment Disorder

Because of the nature of adjustment disorder, the symptoms that impact those who grapple with this mental illness tend not to last longer than six months following the occurrence of the event. However, in cases where individuals are exposed to continued stressors, the symptoms might continue for longer periods of time. Some of the many effects that can develop in response to the presence of adjustment disorder when treatment is not received can include the following:

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

Co-Occurring Disorders

Unfortunately, adjustment disorder is a condition that can occur at the same time as other mental health problems, including the following:

  • Panic disorder
  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Specific phobia

Statistics

Adjustment disorder is said to be extremely common in people of all ages. According to the American Psychiatric Association, within inpatient hospital settings, it is typically the most diagnosed disorder, reaching up to 50%.

Causes and Risk Factors for Adjustment Disorder

The development of adjustment disorder occurs when an individual has experienced an environmental stressor, or more than one stressor, that caused him or her to respond with painful emotional or behavioral symptoms. Those who have disadvantaged life circumstances or who are constantly being exposed to chronically stressful situations are at the most increased risk for developing this disorder.

Risk Factors:

Adjustment disorder can develop because of a handful of different circumstances and may be a product of one stressor or continued stressors. Some of the many events known to trigger the onset of adjustment disorder symptoms can include the following:

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

Effects of Adjustment Disorder

Because of the nature of adjustment disorder, the symptoms that impact those who grapple with this mental illness tend not to last longer than six months following the occurrence of the event. However, in cases where individuals are exposed to continued stressors, the symptoms might continue for longer periods of time. Some of the many effects that can develop in response to the presence of adjustment disorder when treatment is not received can include the following:

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

Co-Occurring Disorders

Unfortunately, adjustment disorder is a condition that can occur at the same time as other mental health problems, including the following:

  • Panic disorder
  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Specific phobia

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