Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 River Place 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at River Place Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

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.

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Causes & Effects of Adjustment Disorder

Understanding Adjustment Disorder

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Adjustment disorder is a condition that develops after an individual has experienced one or more significant stressors. If you have symptoms of adjustment disorder, you might experience distress in many areas of your life, and possibly experience a level of upset that does not appropriately match the situation that triggered the disorder in the first place.

Adjustment disorder and its symptoms can vary from individual to individual. For some, symptoms of this condition do not start developing until roughly three months after the triggering event has occurred. In many instances, it takes upwards of six months for these symptoms to fade, unless continual stressors are perpetuating the condition.


Statistics about Adjustment Disorder

According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), adjustment disorder can occur in people of all ages. This specific mental health condition is most commonly diagnosed in inpatient settings, with rates as high as 50%.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports the following statistics:

  • Adjustment disorder is three times as common as the prevalence of major depression, with rates of 13.7% in comparison to 5.1%
  • One-third of young individuals who die by suicide are diagnosed with adjustment disorder
  • The prevalence of adjustment disorder in elderly individuals is similar to that of depression, with a rate of 2.3%
Causes and Risk Factors

Causes and Risk Factors for Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment disorders can develop in the face of several different adverse events. Some of the most common events that can lead to symptoms of adjustment disorder can include, however are not limited to, the following:

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

Signs and Symptoms of Adjustment Disorder

The event or events that might have caused the development of adjustment disorder can determine the signs and symptoms you might experience, and they can also depend on external forces, such as your age and the support you are receiving from others. However, some of the most commonly experienced signs and symptoms of adjustment disorder can include the following:

Behavioral symptoms:

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

Physical symptoms:

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

Cognitive symptoms:

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

Psychosocial symptoms:

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

Effects of Adjustment Disorder

The symptoms that you can experience as a result of adjustment disorder can continue if stressful events are persisting in your life. Some of these effects can include the following:

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

Co-Occurring Substance Abuse or Mental Health Issues

If you have adjustment disorder, you are at a greater risk for struggling with symptoms of other mental health conditions at the same time. This is known as having a co-occurring disorder. Some of the mental health conditions that you might be more prone to at this time can include the following:

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