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Barriers for Veterans: Raising Awareness

Jul 03, 2014

When we started the Post Trauma Institute of Louisiana, we built our foundation as a service for veterans who encountered mental health challenges after returning from deployment.  We found that our “secret formula,” which is providing quality care and treating people like people, worked so well that we’ve expanded to serve anyone who walks through our doors.

However, just like anyone else, it’s important for us to remember...
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Making Complicated Things Easier

Jun 26, 2014

 

By now you’ve probably heard about our new telepsychiatry service.  If you haven’t, check out our last two blog posts for the introduction to telepsychiatry and the FAQ’s.  Although you’d think this was something dreamed up in the Jetsons, Star Trek, or one of the old B-grade sci-fi movies, telemedicine has been around for over 40 years, starting initially with the phone and is now rapidly spreading through...
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Telepsychiatry FAQ’s

Jun 19, 2014

Q: What is Telepsychiatry?

A:  Telepsychiatry is a new service we are rolling out at the Post Trauma Institute that uses technology to link psychiatrists and patients virtually through the Internet.   We only employ the best psychiatrists with experience in tele-health so that we can continue to deliver on our mission, which is removing barriers to providing the best mental health care.

 

Q: Is telepsychiatry legitimate?

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Introducing a New Service: Removing Barriers Through Technology

Jun 12, 2014

Our primary mission at the Post Trauma Institute of Louisiana is putting people first and removing every barrier to delivering the best mental health care.  If there’s something that we can do to better deliver our mission then we’re all about it.

That’s why we’re introducing a new service for our established patients: tele-psychiatry.  Simply put, tele-psychiatry is a service that uses technology, such as video conferencing to connect...
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What is Mental Illness?

Jun 05, 2014

It just seems like a basic question anyone should be able to answer right?  Depending who you ask, someone might start by rattling off contributing factors linked with mental illness such as chemical imbalances within the brain, harmful significant relationships, genetics, or even drug use.  By the time they are done giving their definition and circumstances surrounding mental health, chances are there has already been some type of bias or...
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Tracing Combat Stress Through History

May 29, 2014

Post Traumatic Stress is not a new experience pertaining to modern warfare in the War on Terror, however it can be traced throughout all of recorded history.  In this article, we’ll discuss some examples Combat Stress and PTS dating back to ancient history through the American Civil War.

History Of PTSD

There is evidence of PTS in historical literature going as far back as Ancient Greece, as documented by...
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