Many symptoms of adjustment
disorder are similar to TBI symptoms. It is important to let your healthcare provider
know about all your symptoms. They know about the dangers of adjustment disorder. They
can connect you with a mental health provider who can help you.
Treatment for adjustment disorder
is very effective. It may include a type of counseling called cognitive behavioral
therapy (CBT). CBT is a form of talk therapy. It teaches you to replace negative
thinking and behaviors with healthier thoughts and behaviors. You may benefit from
individual sessions or group therapy.
Family therapy sessions and
self-help support groups may also help. Joining a support group is a good way to share
your feelings. You can also get support from others with similar problems. Medicines may
be used for symptoms such as trouble sleeping or anxiety. But talk therapy is the main
Some people need medicine to treat symptoms after TBI, such as
depression. In most severe cases of depression after TBI, electroconvulsive therapy
(ECT) can be used.