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Unitas Offers Integrated Medicine, Primary Care, Mental Health Services

Unitas NYC, USA

integrated medicine

We believe that the mind and body should be treated as one. This is the reason that Unitas has an integrated approach to medicine. Patients are evaluated by a multi-specialty team before a treatment plan is developed.

During the initial evaluation, a person will be seen by a psychotherapist, primary care physician, and psychiatrist. They will design a unique holistic treatment plan which will address all of an individual’s health needs. This is how Unitas is able to address all your medical needs in one friendly location.

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primary-care services

Unitas offers full primary care that can treat many common conditions such as but not limited to diabetes, COPD, high blood pressure, pre-exposure and post-exposure HIV medication, transgender medicine, birth control, hepatitis treatment, EKGs, medical cannabinoids, spirometry, and basic gynecology.

Unitas provides many different treatment options for mental health. At its core, Unitas’ treatment options involve a balance between psychotherapy and, if needed, psychopharmacological medication. Options include any combination of individual and group therapies.

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mental health services

Unitas provides many different treatment options for mental health. At its core, Unitas’ treatment options involve a balance between psychotherapy and, if needed, psychopharmacological medication. Options include any combination of individual and group therapies.

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substance-abuse services

Unitas has an outpatient medically supervised treatment program focusing on maintaining an alcohol and drug-free life through therapies, psycho-education and, if needed, prescribed medication (Suboxone, Vivitrol, and others). Our treatment plans, like our patients, are unique and patient-focused.

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bipolar i and ii

Bipolar Type 1 Disorder 

Bipolar 1 Disorder (also known as Manic Depressive Disorder or manic Depression) is diagnosed if a person experiences at least one episode of manic behavior and is followed by or preceded by an episode of major depressive or Hypomania. Manic behavior can be defined by hyperactivity, lack of need to sleep, or heightened moods. Major Depressive or Hypomania behavior can be classified as having long periods of sleep, lethargy, lack of appetite, and depressed moods. Basically, manic can be called elevated “highs” as a Major Depressive or Hypomania can be called elevated “Lows”. If you are currently experiencing or have experienced these symptoms before and would like to talk to someone about it, please book an appointment today.



Bipolar II

Bipolar II shares many of the same features and symptoms as Bipolar I. Like Bipolar 1, an individual’s mood can cycle between high and low over time. However, bipolar II has the "up" moods and it does not reach the intensity of Bipolar I manic episodes. The less-intense elevated moods in bipolar II disorder are called hypomanic episodes. Bipolar II can present as bipolar I but with less intense symptoms. 

If you are currently experiencing or have experienced these symptoms before, and would like to talk to someone about it, please book an appointment today.

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schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Individuals with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality and their perception of people and events around them. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling.

Symptoms of schizophrenia usually start between ages 16 and 30. Children can also be diagnosed with schizophrenia as well, but this can be rare.

The symptoms of schizophrenia usual fall into three categories: 

Positive symptoms: People with positive symptoms may “lose touch” with some aspects of reality. Symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders (unusual or dysfunctional ways of thinking), and movement disorders (agitated body movements). 

Negative symptoms: These include: reduced expression of emotions via facial expression or voice tone, reduced feelings of pleasure in everyday life, difficulty beginning and sustaining activities, and reduced speaking. 

Cognitive symptoms: These include: Poor “executive functioning” (the ability to understand information and use it to make decisions), trouble focusing or paying attention, and problems with “working memory” (the ability to use the information immediately after learning it)

If you are currently experiencing or have experienced these symptoms before and would like to talk to someone about it, please book an appointment today.

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generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive anxiety and worries about a variety of events or activities (e.g., work or school performance) that occur more days than not, for at least 6 months. People with generalized anxiety disorder find it difficult to control their worry which causes significant impairment in all aspects of their life.

If you feel that you have experienced any of the above feelings please contact us for an appointment to evaluate your symptoms and offer you the treatment that best suits you.

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attention-deficit - hyperactivity disorder
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. It can affect both adults and children. There are three key components to the diagnosis:
Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized. 
Hyperactivity means a person seems to move about constantly, including in situations in which it is not appropriate; or excessively fidgets, taps, or talks. In adults, it may be extreme restlessness or wearing others out with constant activity. 
Impulsivity means a person makes hasty actions that occur in the moment without first thinking the consequences through. An impulsive person may be socially intrusive and excessively interrupt others or make important decisions without considering the long-term consequences. 
Some people with ADHD only has problems with inattention or hyperactivity, while others have problems with both. Most children have the combined type of ADHD. 
Remember, it is normal to have some inattention, unfocused motor activity, and impulsivity. However, for people with ADHD, these behaviors are more severe, often, and interferes with their function socially, at school, or in a job
 
 
 
People with symptoms of inattention may often:
• Miss details, make careless mistakes in schoolwork, at work, or during other activities 
• Have problems sustaining attention in tasks or play, including conversations, lectures, or lengthy reading 
• Have problems organizing tasks and activities, such as what to do in sequence, keeping materials and belongings in order, having messy work and poor time management, and failing to meet deadlines 
• Avoid or dislike tasks that require sustained mental effort, such as schoolwork or homework, or for teens and older adults, preparing reports, completing forms, or reviewing lengthy papers 
• Be easily distracted by unrelated thoughts or stimuli 
People with symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity may often:
• Be constantly in motion or “on the go,” or act as if “driven by a motor” 
• Talk nonstop 
• Interrupt or intrude on others, for example in conversations, games, or activities 
If you have any questions or feel you need to discuss the potential of having ADHD please feel free to make an appointment to evaluate your symptoms and receive treatment to regain your focus.
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post-traumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened, even when they are not in danger.
While most, but not all traumatized people can experience short term symptoms. A majority will not develop ongoing chronic  PTSD. Symptoms usually begin early, within 3 months of the traumatic incident, but sometimes they begin as they get older. Symptoms must last more than a month and be severe enough to interfere with their life to be considered PTSD.  PTSD has symptoms like:
• Flashbacks—reliving the trauma over and over, including physical symptoms like a racing heart or sweating 
• Bad dreams 
• Frightening thoughts 
• Staying away from places, events, or objects that are reminders of the traumatic experience 
• Avoiding thoughts or feelings related to the traumatic event 
• Being easily startled 
• Feeling tense or “on edge” 
• Having difficulty sleeping 
• Having angry outbursts 
Some people recover within 6 months, while others have symptoms that last much longer. In some people, the condition becomes chronic.
 
If you feel that you have experienced a traumatic event that affects you long after the actual trauma please feel free to contact us for an appointment, so we may be able to evaluate and treat you appropriately.
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panic disorder

Panic Disorder is a  panic disorder where individuals have sudden and repeated attacks of fear that can last for several minutes or longer. These are called panic attacks. This kind of attach is characterized by a fear of disaster or losing control of something that does not present or have any real danger.

 A person may also have strong physical reactions during a panic attack. They may have symptoms of having a heart attack. Panic attacks can occur at any time, and many people with panic disorder worry about or dread the possibility of having another attack.

A person with a  panic disorder may become discouraged and feel ashamed because they cannot carry through normal day to day routines, which include going to work, school, and running errands like going to the grocery store and driving. 

If you are currently experiencing or have experienced these symptoms before and would like to talk to someone about it, please book an appointment today.

 

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