Adjustment disorder is a group of symptoms, such as stress, feeling sad or hopeless, anxiety and physical symptoms that can occur after you go through a stressful life event. The symptoms occur because you are having a hard time coping. Your reaction is stronger than expected for the type of event that occurred. You might find yourself needing some extra support as you navigate the difficult emotions during this stressful time, and that’s okay! Life is hard some times, and at Alabama Psychiatry, we believe that our support can help you manage these difficult situations in an emotionally healthy way.