Adjustment disorders may arise when there have been significant changes have been occurring in the last few weeks/months. This can include a new school or job, moving to a new state, ending a relationship, or experiencing a traumatic event.
Symptoms of adjustment disorder get better because the stress has eased. But sometimes the stressful event remains a part of your life. Or a new stressful situation comes up, and you face the same emotional struggles all over again.
There are no guaranteed ways to prevent adjustment disorders. But developing healthy coping skills and learning to be resilient may help you during times of high stress.
Remind yourself that this is usually time-limited and that you can get through it. Seeking therapy or a mental health professional can assist you to find healthy ways to manage your stress.