Did you know that PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder affects an estimated 3.5 percent of Americans? While PTSD is often a scary thing to deal with, integrative psychiatry can help you get over your fears and live a comfortable life. Psyhance offers innovative and integrative psychiatry to help those suffering from PTSD. We offer a supportive environment where you can discuss your psychological concerns with experienced professionals, while exploring new aspects of your mental health, so you can lead a fulfilling life.
Symptoms of PTSD
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) lists four symptom clusters associated with PTSD. These are grouped according to how long they have been present since the traumatic event occurred.
The first cluster is known as intrusive memories. This includes re-experiencing the event in the form of flashbacks, nightmares, or upsetting thoughts about the trauma. It’s also common for people with PTSD to avoid anything related to their trauma, such as situations or conversations that remind them of it in some way. They may also have trouble remembering certain elements of their trauma or feel emotionally numb overall.
Second cluster is the avoidance cluster. It is a behavior used by some to bring comfort during times of distress. This avoidance can be anything from refraining from activities or situations that cause stress, to deliberately avoiding people and places susceptible to trauma.
The third cluster is known as negative changes in mood and cognition. This includes feeling guilt, shame, or fear related to their experience, as well as difficulty sleeping, concentrating, and forming new relationships. Other changes include negative beliefs about oneself and one’s environment, such as believing that one is in danger all the time or that people cannot be trusted.
The fourth cluster is known as changes in arousal and reactivity. This includes being easily startled by sudden noise or movements and having angry outbursts more often than usual. People with this symptom may also find themselves more easily irritable than before they experienced trauma, resulting in increased stress levels overall.
Finally, people with PTSD may engage in reckless behaviors like substance abuse or self-harming activities in order to cope with their distressful emotions associated with their trauma experience(s).
Treatment of PTSD at Psyhance
Psyhance takes a holistic, integrative approach to our treatment plans, providing tailored solutions and continued support to each individual. Integrative psychiatry is an evidence-based approach that focuses on the mind-body connection and explores the root causes of various mental health conditions, including PTSD. Our team of highly qualified and trained professionals understand the complexities of PTSD, and work with you on a deep, personal level to develop and implement a treatment plan that best suits your individual needs. At Psyhance, we apply evidenced-based medical knowledge while symbiotically using functional medicine, traditional psychiatric care, and modern integrative care to help treat all types of PTSD. Together we will develop an effective and long-lasting treatment plan.
Our integrative psychiatric treatments include:
- Dedicated time to listening – we offer a minimum 60 minutes initial appointment and 30 minute follow ups to each of our patients
- Bio-feedback therapy
- Medication management
- Genetic testing
- Organic supplements
- Health & wellness coaching
- Nutrition management
Mental Health Clinic in White Plains, NY
At Psyhance in White Plains, New York, integrative and innovative psychiatry is the cornerstone of our approach to treating PTSD. Our team of experienced and licensed professionals will partner with you to develop and implement a tailored treatment plan that will help you overcome the difficulties associated with your PTSD. We understand that when it comes to mental health services, cookie cutter or one-size-fits-all treatments are not an option. So, no matter the type of PTSD symptoms you are facing, our highly trained team will provide you with quality medical and psychiatric attention that is catered for your individual needs.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started or request an appointment today to start your journey. Feel free to take advantage our partnered discount of our curated products for your mental health and well-being needs.