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Some Basic Info You May Find Useful if You are Dealing with Depression and Looking for Trauma Therapy in New York

As someone dealing with depression from trauma and looking for some sort of trauma therapy in New York, chances are that you are looking for a way to cope with symptoms related to what you’ve been through and understand more about the available treatments. Here is some basic information to help you get started.

  • Effects of Trauma – The effects of trauma can be apparent quickly after traumatic event, but can also take quite some time, even years, to become apparent. These effects can include disturbances in mood, concentration, sleep, anxiety level, socializing, and avoiding activities, to name a few
  • Psychotherapy as a Treatment for Trauma – Meeting with a therapist on a regular basis, who may be a psychologist, psychiatrist or other mental health professional, can help to reduce the effects the trauma is having on your life. The types of psychotherapy utilized for dealing with trauma include specialized psychotherapies for those struggling with trauma and addiction.
  • Medications – Psychiatric medications can be useful in addition to other forms of treatment in order to reduce symptoms. In particular, low mood associated with trauma, a high level of anxiety, being easily startled, not being able to sleep properly, and nightmares are all symptoms that can be addressed and often reduced with medications.
  • Setting of Treatment – Typically treatment of trauma takes place in the outpatient setting, with a individual clinician such as a psychiatrist, psychologist or other therapist, as well as perhaps the addition of group therapy. In certain cases, treatment is available in a residential setting.

If you are dealing with the effects of trauma, and are interested in speaking with a therapist or you need to find good trauma therapy in New York, reach out to my office as soon as possible. I’m Jim Dhrymes MD, a psychiatrist who is knowledgeable in helping people just like you.

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