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PTSD and Reactions to Trauma

PTSD and Reactions to Trauma

April 1, 2020

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 50% of us will experience trauma in our lifetime. We may develop different reactions to trauma including feeling nervous or shaky or having repetitive, racing thoughts. But Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs when the brain cannot effectively manage our anxious thoughts and […]
I’ve Been Given A Mental Health Diagnosis, Now What?

I’ve Been Given A Mental Health Diagnosis, Now What?

April 1, 2020

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When people enter mental health treatment, they have all sorts of different expectations about their diagnosis. Some people feel benefit from knowing that what they’re experiencing has a name. And others feel benefit from the treatment they receive without ever thinking about their diagnosis. There is also a chance that some people may experience some […]
Reducing Anxiety and Feelings of Isolation During COVID-19

Reducing Anxiety and Feelings of Isolation During COVID-19

March 26, 2020

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With orders from Governors instructing us to stay in our homes to ensure our safety and the safety of those around us, it’s easy to feel cooped up and even develop some anxiety about COVID-19 (coronavirus).  There are cases of all over the country, and unfortunately New York has been hit particularly hard. Especially for […]
Barriers to Mental Health Treatment: Addressing Concerns

Barriers to Mental Health Treatment: Addressing Concerns

March 19, 2020

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Insights, Support
At Talkiatry, we provide mental health treatment because we believe that it is a vital aspect of overall health. However, we understand that many people may experience barriers to mental health treatment or have misconceptions about it. Providers have heard a few different concerns and questions from patients or their families about why they may […]
Your First Mental Health Appointment: What to Expect

Your First Mental Health Appointment: What to Expect

March 18, 2020

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You might have a variety of reasons for making your first mental health appointment—whether it’s panic attacks that you can’t get under control or postpartum depression that keeps you from getting out of bed in the morning. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided to get help. If you’ve never seen a mental health professional, the idea […]
Mental Health Providers: Which Type Is Best For You?

Mental Health Providers: Which Type Is Best For You?

March 13, 2020

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With so many different types of mental health providers, it can be challenging to keep them all straight. You’ve probably seen the myriad titles like MDs, DOs, NPs, PsyDs, PAs, LCSWs—the list goes on. If you’re wondering what all of these acronyms mean, you’re not alone! Broad terms like “therapist” can add even more confusion […]

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