Medical professionals and first responders who have worked with COVID-19 patients are at risk for PTSD.
The Manhattan Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is pleased to offer a free hour-long PTSD evaluation for healthcare workers and first responders experiencing increased anxiety, depression, or other emotional difficulties as a result of the COVID pandemic.
PTSD is a treatable condition that can affect anyone who has been through a traumatic event involving exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence.
We are all in debt to those healthcare workers and first responders who helped their fellow New Yorkers in our time of greatest need.
Symptoms of PTSD can include the following:
- Emotional numbing
- Sense of being “on guard” all the time
- Increased startle response
- Depressed mood
- Inappropriate self-blame around the traumatic event(s)
- Avoidance of reminders of the traumatic event(s)
- Significant difficulty discussing the event
If you believe that you or a loved one may be experiencing PTSD symptoms after treating COVID-19 patients, please contact us for further information or to schedule an evaluation.