Adjustment difficulties


Many people experience adjustment problems because of a difficult change or stressful event in their lives.

Veterans may have adjustment difficulties after deployment, but other non-military stresses can also cause adjustment problems. Many veterans have difficulty adjusting to civilian life after leaving the forces, but for some people this lasts longer than the usual period of transition.

People who are experiencing adjustment problems often describe feeling overwhelmed or have difficulty coping, feel low in mood or have physical symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, tension or heart racing.