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 Southcoast 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 Southcoast 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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Premier Treatment For Adjustment Disorder in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Southcoast provides the highest quality adjustment disorder treatment for adolescents & adults. Our treatment plans include individualized therapies to promote long-term recovery from adjustment disorder.

Adjustment Disorder Treatment

Learn more about adjustment disorder treatment at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital in Dartmouth, MA

Although life is full of stressors, sometimes certain stressors can be too powerful for a person to effectively manage. Stressors such as the end of a marriage or romantic relationship, death of a loved one, loss of a job, a major life transition, business crisis, illness, and many other stressors can be simply too much for a person to manage. In these situations, a person may meet criteria for adjustment disorder. Adjustment disorder can include disruptions in mood, significant distress, anxiety symptoms, behavioral changes, or combinations of all of these symptoms, and these symptoms can in turn affect work performance, close relationships, and a number of other areas of a person’s life. Fortunately, with caring and expert treatment like that provided at Southcoast Behavioral Health, it is possible to heal from the effects of adjustment disorder and rediscover a life of happiness and fulfillment.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for adjustment disorder

Watching a loved one experience an intense stressor and then develop adjustment disorder can be a painful experience. However, adjustment disorder is treatable and there are steps you can take to help. Some of these steps may include:

  • Learn all you can about adjustment disorder and speak with mental health providers about what you can do to help.
  • Investigate treatment centers, speak with treatment center staff, and make a list of a few centers that may be a good fit for your loved one.
  • Maintain an open and honest line of communication with your loved one. Let him or her know that you are aware of how he or she is struggling, and reaffirm your love for him or her. Make sure your loved one knows that you will support him or her no matter what.
  • If your loved one decides to enter treatment, offer to help by setting up appointments with treatment center staff and accompanying your loved one to intake appointments.
  • Remember to take care of yourself as well. Spend time on your own hobbies, continue to invest in your own social network, and consider joining a support group for people with loved ones who have adjustment disorder.
Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for adjustment disorder at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital in Dartmouth, MA

The impact that adjustment disorder can have on an individual’s life can be significant. Individuals with this disorder frequently struggle to perform academically or occupationally at the same level as they did prior to the onset of symptoms. This can, in some cases, ultimately result in negative outcomes, such as academic failure, demotion at work, or loss of employment. Functioning in other aspects of life can also become hindered, making accomplishing even seemingly mundane daily tasks feel impossible. Additionally, those who suffer from adjustment disorder often struggle to interact socially in the same way that they once did. For some, this may not have such a drastic effect, but, for others, this could mean a loss of friendships, disturbed romantic relationships, or the development of familial discord. Furthermore, if individuals are suffering from adjustment disorder in addition to a medical condition, the presence of adjustment disorder symptoms may prevent them from properly adhering to their medical care. Fortunately, adjustment disorder is a highly treatable condition and, when appropriate treatment interventions are received, these types of detriments can be successfully overcome or avoided altogether.

I now am on the road to recovery because of the process groups and my personal therapist at Southcoast. Thank you for helping me get my life together. I am forever grateful!

– Anonymous Client
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