PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The emotional wounds of trauma are just like any physical injury. Just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean unhealed wounds don’t affect your health and overall well-being.

If you think you are or someone you care about is experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), NewYork-Presbyterian is here to help. We know the beginning steps to treatment can be the hardest. The first step is to call either 212-821-0783 for East Side of Manhattan or White Plains or 646-774-8042 for the West Side of Manhattan – any day, any time of day. We are available to help you determine the next step right for you.

We are a recognized leader in programs focused on the types of traumas related to PTSD.

Specialized PTSD Programs

  • Military personnel, veterans, and their families
  • Disaster workers/first responders (police officers, firefighters, etc.)
  • PTSD-related substance abuse
  • Survivors of abuse
  • Survivors of sexual assault or rape
  • Burn survivors
  • Bilingual services
  • Resources for spouses and other family members

PTSD Research Programs

More is known about PTSD than ever before, and NewYork-Presbyterian continues to pioneer research in new treatment approaches. Research-funded clinical programs provide treatments free of charge, for those who qualify. Current research areas include:

  • Combat or occupation-related PTSD
  • Military sexual trauma
  • PTSD related to the World Trade Center attacks
  • PTSD related to a burn injury
  • Imaginal exposure therapies
  • Virtual reality exposure therapies
  • Cognitive behavioral therapies
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Combination therapies with/without medication
  • Therapies via telemedicine

How Do I Know If I Have or Someone I Love Has PTSD?

Fear, anxiety, anger, depression, and guilt are all common reactions we have to trauma. Recovery does not occur overnight. For some of us, these reactions persist and affect us for months, even years. If this is the case, treatment for PTSD may be necessary.

The experience of PTSD is different for everyone. Typical symptoms of PTSD may include feeling detached or emotionally numb, as well as, nightmares, severe anxiety, or flashbacks. Sometimes we notice the symptoms in ourselves and, sometimes, it’s the ones close to us who notice.

Only a doctor with specialized training can diagnose PTSD and determine the appropriate treatment. To connect with someone who can help, call either 212-821-0783 for East Side of Manhattan or White Plains or 646-774-8042 for the West Side of Manhattan – any day, any time of day.

Contact

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Call anytime, any day:

  • For East Side of Manhattan or White Plains, call 212-821-0783.
  • For the West Side of Manhattan, call 646-774-9042.