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PTSD Specialist

Labyrinth Psychiatry Group

Psychiatrist located in Cranford, NJ, Central NJ, and Union County

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious psychiatric disorder that develops after going through or witnessing a traumatic event. Before PTSD-related nightmares, anxiety, and flashbacks start taking over your life, schedule an evaluation at Labyrinth Psychiatry Group in Cranford, New Jersey. Their team has extensive training and experience in diagnosing and treating PTSD, so you can start experiencing an improved quality of life. Book your PTSD evaluation online or call Labyrinth Psychiatry Group today. Telehealth appointments are also available.


What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly known as PTSD, is a mental health condition that stems from a terrifying life-altering event. PTSD can develop when you experience, watch, or even learn about a dangerous or threatening event or act.

Not everyone who’s exposed to these traumatizing events develops PTSD, though. Your chances are greater if you:

  • Experience long-lasting trauma
  • Have a history of anxiety or depression
  • Went through war, combat, or military experiences
  • Went through trauma earlier in life, as with childhood abuse

It’s important to understand the signs, symptoms, and behaviors associated with PTSD so you know when it’s time to seek medical intervention and get started on treatment.

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

PTSD leads to a wide variety of complex symptoms and behaviors that can start shortly after the traumatizing event or even several years later. When you have PTSD, you may experience:

  • Distressing memories
  • Upsetting dreams or nightmares
  • Feeling numb or hopeless
  • Feeling detached from loved ones
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing at work or school
  • Lack of interest in hobbies and enjoyable activities
  • Actively trying to avoid thinking or talking about the event
  • Physical or emotional reactions to things that remind you of the event

You might also find that to help you cope with the life-altering event you experienced, you start turning to drugs or alcohol to calm your nerves. But these substances can ultimately worsen your PTSD symptoms. In any case, you have options for compassionate care at Labyrinth Psychiatry Group.

How is PTSD treated?

The Labyrinth Psychiatry Group team understands just how debilitating PTSD can become, especially because it can start taking a toll on your work and personal relationships. Your comprehensive PTSD treatment plan may include:

  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Exercise planning
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Exposure therapy
  • Esketamine

Their team often finds that combining your therapy with prescription medications can further help you overcome PTSD. You may benefit from antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs, or even specialized medications that help suppress or reduce nightmares.

Schedule your PTSD consultation at Labyrinth Psychiatry Group today. Call the office or request one online today.

We offer Spravato Therapy, also known as Eskatimine. Call us to book your appt today.