Everyone experiences change throughout their lives and some of these life transitions can be difficult.
Life transition symptoms can vary, but patients typically experience
- Feeling of hopelessness
- Anxiety or nervousness
- Headaches or stomachaches
- And more
Diagnosing and treating life transitions online
Change is hard and yet it happens many times throughout our lives. These changes come in all shapes and sizes – both positive and negative. No matter what the case may be, adjusting to all types of change can prove difficult. Luckily, there are coping mechanisms that can help with these adjustments.
Adjusting to change can lead to a variety of symptoms and these symptoms or feelings are normal. When these life transitions are interfering with your daily life, they are called adjustment disorders. Adjustment disorders are typically short-term conditions that occur when someone has a difficulty coping with a source of stress, such as a major life change, loss or event. These events can include:
- Starting/ending a relationship or marriage
- Losing or changing jobs
- Death of a loved one
- Having an accident
- Living through a natural disaster
- Being a victim of a crime
- Developing a serious illness
During a video consult on Amwell, one of our board-certified therapists will ask you a series of targeted questions to determine the severity of your adjustment disorder. Your diagnosis will be based on the psychological evaluation, duration, severity of symptoms and your medical history. Once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor will go over the risks and benefits of the various treatment plans.
Options for treatment of an adjustment disorder may include:
- Psychotherapy (the most common treatment)
- Joining support groups
Amwell’s online therapy services are available nationwide
What to expect using Amwell®
- Review our providers's education, experience, and approach to treatment and choose a provider that works for you.
- Schedule your appointment online, no need to call in. Pick a time in your schedule that works for you.
- Add your phone number. This will give us a way to reach you if your appointment changes.
- Set a reminder, we'll email you a few hours before the call so you can get ready.
- That's it! On the day of your appointment you'll talk to your provider and address your concerns.