PTSD Counseling Specialist

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect men, women and children of all ages. Dr. Bhojani provides targeted therapy and other support services to help patients in and around Forest Hills, Brooklyn neighborhood of New York overcome their traumatic experiences so they can lead happier, less anxious lives.

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by Shabnamzehra Bhojani, MD, FAPA

What is PTSD?

PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder, a mental health condition that develops following direct or indirect exposure to a traumatic event. Most people who experience traumatic events will have some reaction to the event, but in most cases, those reactions can be controlled or begin to significantly fade over time, typically within a few months. In people with PTSD, the reactions associated with their traumatic reaction persist, often for many years or even a lifetime. Although PTSD is most commonly associated with those in the military, it can occur in anyone who has been involved in or witnessed a traumatic event.

What symptoms does PTSD cause?

PTSD can cause different symptoms in different people, but may include:

  • flashbacks which may be triggered by a stimulus or may occur without provocation

  • nightmares and night terrors

  • severe anxiety or panic attacks

  • intrusive thoughts

  • outbursts of anger or other emotions

  • problems with sleep

  • severe physical reactions (such as nausea or headaches) to reminders of the traumatic experience

  • problems concentrating or problems with memory

  • feeling emotionally “numb”

  • feelings of hopelessness

  • feeling always “on the alert” for danger

  • problems with self-esteem

PTSD symptoms can occur immediately after a traumatic event or they may occur months afterward or even years afterward in some cases. Many people have symptoms that interfere with their ability to work, go to school or form strong interpersonal relationships.

How is PTSD treated?

PTSD treatment is focused on helping patients gain control over their stress reactions in order to enable them to participate more fully in life and improve their overall quality of life. Most PTSD treatments rely on a combination of therapy to help defuse triggers and learn new behaviors and responses and medications to help re-balance the brain's chemistry. The success of treatment depends on an individualized approach that's customized for each patient's experiences, responses and other factors.

 

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Location
Shabnamzehra Bhojani, MD, FAPA
110-11 Queens Blvd , Suite 1CC
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718-717-8952
Fax: 718-880-1990
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