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By: gottaget1
The New Orleans Institute
This is ABSOLUTELY the best program in the country for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As a Clinician I found this program to be based on cutting edge research for the cause, effect and treatment of symptoms. The NOI addresses the broad spectrum of PTSD and it's easily misdiagnosed symptoms, such as Depression, Dissociation, Compulsions, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Sexual Disorders, Personality Disorders (Borderline, Anti-Social, Narcissistic, Schizoaffective , etc).As a person diagnosed with PTSD receiving treatment I found this program challenging. It is far more challenging than other programs I have encountered. The payoff is also far greater. Working with a treatment team that has been together for a decade plus, provides continuity of care in a secure environment. I was treated as an individual with individual symptoms vs one treatment for all. I was treated like an adult, given respect and allowed the comforts of home. This is a program for those who take their recovery seriously.
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By: Hannah M.
Louisiana State University Medical Center
One of the main issues I have with this hospital is that the location moved and it takes 15 minutes before you get on the phone with an actual person. On top of that the receptionists are snappy and unwilling to help. It took two weeks before a referral was processed. For a business that operates by reviewing referrals and then making appointments, it does not happen quickly. If you have a condition that is difficult to live with, they tell you to go to the ER. Obviously, if someone is going to the doctor, they have a hard to manage condition. So, when you get a referral sent, make sure your doctor says it urgent. Or it'll take a long time.
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