Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Brooklyn, NY

According to the National Center for PTSD, about 5 out of every 100 adults (or 5%) in the U.S. have PTSD in any given year. In 2020, about 13 million Americans were living with PTSD. These significant numbers highlight the urgent need for effective therapies to help those struggling with this debilitating mental disorder. Dr. David Salvage is committed to finding innovative treatments for individuals affected by PTSD. Our fundamental human instinct is designed to protect us from harm. When this instinct encounters a traumatic or dangerous event, it can result in residual effects that typically resolve over time. However, for those with PTSD, the experience continues to affect them long after the period when their body should have recovered. Help is available at David Salvage, MD if you have a loved one who is struggling with trauma recovery and PTSD symptom management. Contact our Brooklyn, NY practice today for compassionate and effective assistance in managing and overcoming PTSD.

Dr. Salvage utilizes his extensive experience in various therapeutic methods to offer a range of personalized treatment options for PTSD. His approach is tailored to fit each individual's unique needs, ensuring the most effective, empathetic care. Available treatments include:

  • Psychotherapy: This includes short-term dynamic psychotherapy, which focuses on understanding and resolving specific issues in a relatively short period.
  • Psychopharmacology: Medication management to help alleviate symptoms and improve overall functioning.
  • Hypnosis: A technique that uses focused attention and relaxation to achieve a heightened state of awareness, helping patients process trauma.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: A structured, goal-oriented approach that helps patients identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors.
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): This specialized therapy has been particularly effective in treating PTSD to help patients process and overcome traumatic experiences.

To accurately determine if you're experiencing PTSD, it's important to consult with Dr. Salvage to discuss the traumatic event and your subsequent symptoms. Each individual's response to trauma is unique, making the diagnosis of PTSD a complex process. Symptoms typically emerge within months of the incident but can also develop years later. Common symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Avoidance of certain situations or places
  • Feeling tense and jumpy
  • Being easily startled
  • Issues with anger management
  • Mood disorders
  • Cognitive difficulties

With such a broad spectrum of symptoms, Dr. Salvage typically diagnoses PTSD if you exhibit the following for at least one month:

  • One or more reexperiencing symptoms, such as flashbacks
  • At least one avoidance behavior
  • A minimum of two reactivity symptoms
  • Two or more cognition or mood symptoms

Fantastic Psychiatrist - I can't say enough wonderful things about David Salvage. It's extremely difficult to find a psychiatrist who actually listens, takes their time with you and works 'with you' to find the right medication for whatever you are struggling with. David is a gem, and I would recommend him to everyone and anyone who is seeking quality care. David, besides everything I just mentioned is kind, extremely knowledgeable, and has such a calm presence. The office was amazing. It's super cozy and unique, and not sterile like so many other offices I've been to. You will not regret scheduling with him. Thank you, David!

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Dr Salvage is a highly intelligent, generous, and sympathetic doctor. He is very gentle, listens intently, and makes you feel as if you are in a partnership aimed toward your best health. I recommend him highly.

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I've been a patient of Dr. Salvage for over three years. He is a true professional. He goes out of his way to provide excellent service. Dr. Salvage is a rarity in psychiatry. While he is a medical doctor, he has a highly humanistic manner and approach that makes you feel welcomed as soon as you walk into his office. I highly recommend him.

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Dr. Salvage has literally saved the lives of 2 of my family members. He is so kind and caring and his knowledge of psychopharmacology is amazing. Depression and anxiety are difficult to manage long-term and his therapy and med selection has taken us all from some very dark places into a more balanced life filled with happiness. We still struggle, but with Dr. Salvage’s care, we have hope again.

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At David Salvage, MD, we understand the profound impact PTSD can have on your life. Our compassionate and personalized approach ensures that you receive an accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs. With our expertise and diverse range of therapies, we are dedicated to helping you manage and overcome PTSD. Reclaim your life, and find the support you deserve. Contact our Brooklyn, NY practice today to begin your journey toward healing and recovery.

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