Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 Park Royal 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Park Royal Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Adjustment Disorder Symptoms, Causes, Signs & Side Effects

There are certain life experiences that can challenge your ability to adapt in a healthy manner. For instance, if you get married or divorced, start a new job or retire, have a new baby or see your child off to college, or move to a new neighborhood, you may have a hard time getting used to the new change and experience a decline in your functioning as a result.

Understanding Adjustment Disorder

Learn More About Adjustment Disorder

If you should feel depressed, anxious, overly tense, and other such feelings that begin to impact your ability to carry out your responsibilities and daily tasks, you may be suffering from adjustment disorder.

A common mental health condition that can range in severity, adjustment disorder is something that impacts many men’s and women’s lives. Thankfully, if you’re grappling with the symptoms and effects of adjustment disorder, it’s possible for you to resume your life and to successfully adapt to your recent life change and others that may come your way. With proper care, you can heal and overcome adjustment disorder and live the happy and healthy life that you deserve.

Statistics

Statistics of Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment disorder is believed to impact many people, both those who seek treatment and those who don’t. In fact, recent reports show that almost half of all men and women admitted to inpatient hospital settings meet diagnostic criteria for this illness. Furthermore, it’s been realized that more women grapple with the symptoms of adjustment disorder than men, and that the vast majority of people battling this condition are also suffering from other co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders at the same time.

Co-Occurring Disorders

Learn About Co-Occurring Disorders

Whether the symptoms of adjustment disorder triggered the onset of other mental health concerns, or if you grappled with other disorders prior to the emergence of this illness, it’s very possible that you could require treatment for co-occurring mental disorders in the event you seek treatment. Given this fact, you may be treated for one or more of the following at the same time as adjustment disorder:

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

Causes

Causes of Adjustment Disorder

The onset of adjustment disorder symptoms is directly linked to experiencing some sort of change in life that is especially difficult to adapt to. However, if you lack the necessary skills for coping with stress and change, have inadequate support to help you get through tumultuous times in your life, or if you have endured a great deal of adversity in your life prior to the change you experienced, your risk of eventually struggling with adjustment disorder is greater.

Risk Factors:

  • Moving to a new community
  • Experiencing the loss of a loved one
  • Experiencing the end of a romantic relationship
  • Surviving a trauma
  • Having a baby
  • Going through a divorce
  • Suffering from a medical condition
  • Retiring from a job

substance abuse or alcoholism.

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Adjustment Disorder

While a common mental health condition, not many people know the telltale signs of adjustment disorder. If you’re wondering if a change in your life has left you now struggling with this illness, note the presence of the following symptoms:

Behavioral symptoms:

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

Physical symptoms:

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

Cognitive symptoms:

  • Poor concentration
  • Inability to make good decisions
  • Memory problems
  • Poor decision making

Psychosocial symptoms:

  • Feelings of worry
  • Emotional instability
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Feelings of nervousness

Effects

Effects of Adjustment Disorder

It’s important for you to know that the symptoms of adjustment disorder can grow worse the longer treatment is delayed. For many people, which can include you, the following adverse effects can happen and alter the course of one’s life if a person continues to suffer from untreated adjustment disorder symptoms:

  • Disturbed interpersonal relationships
  • Decline in social interactions
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Substance abuse
  • Decreased performance at work
  • Self-harm
  • Onset of symptoms of other mental health disorders
  • Job loss

My wife was struggling to adjust after the passing of her father. Park Royal was able to help her move past her loss and look toward the future of our family.

– Jeff G