Psychiatrists located in Valley Stream, NY & Garden City, NY
In the bustling symphony of life, high achievers often find themselves at the intersection of ambition and emotional challenges — a balance I've dedicated my practice to understanding deeply. My emphasis at Jazz Psychiatry isn’t just about addressing symptoms — it's about harmonizing the rhythm of your mind, body, and spirit.
Specializing in the unique stressors and pressures that high achievers face, I fuse a multi-disciplinary approach that blends conventional psychiatry with holistic mind-body interventions, ensuring that your professional life doesn’t come at the expense of your mental health.
With an approach steeped in prevention, self-care, and individualized strategies, we'll together chart a journey that sets the tone for sustainable success and well-being. True healing emerges when we address not just the mental, but also the physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental dimensions of one’s being.
What is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect people from all walks of life. This disorder results from seeing or experiencing a traumatic incident. The precipitating event could be anything from abuse in the home to violence while at war to a car accident. The American Psychiatric Association says that an estimated 1 in 11 people will be diagnosed with PTSD at some point during their life.
While experiencing anxiety and fear after a shocking event is entirely normal, PTSD is diagnosed when a person is significantly disturbed by something that happened for a prolonged time. Often, this disturbance affects their life for years to come and manifests through a variety of symptoms.
What are the symptoms of PTSD?
PTSD symptoms vary from person to person, but they can generally be divided into four categories:
After experiencing a traumatic event, you may take steps to avoid anything that reminds you of the trauma. You avoid talking or thinking about the event, and you may withdraw from relationships or activities you enjoyed before that remind you of the event.
Perhaps the most challenging symptom of PTSD, intrusive thoughts, can come at any time. Many people with PTSD relive the traumatic experience in nightmares or have flashbacks of it while awake.
Cognitive and mood changes
PTSD can make you feel hopeless and detached. It can also cause you to feel guilty and to lose interest in activities you cared about before.
The final category of PTSD symptoms impacts the way that you react to things. People with PTSD are often easily startled and go through their day feeling tense. You might also feel irritable, experience angry outbursts, or have trouble sleeping because you feel too on edge.
How can I improve PTSD symptoms?
Fortunately, no matter how PTSD impacts your life, Dr. Singh offers treatment to help you find relief. Most people can improve their symptoms with cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication management, but each case is different.
You don't have to feel like you have to live with trauma and its effects on your life. To learn more about treatments for PTSD, call Jazz Psychiatry or request an appointment online today.