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Compassionate Care: Alternative Treatment for PTSD is Available in New York

Getting Started with a Medical Card

The process starts by seeing a qualified physician to certify you for a medical card that can be used to obtain alternative treatments from a NY dispensary.


PTSD is a mental health disorder that happens in some people who experience a traumatic event. It’s normal for people to be affraid or aroused when they are in danger or to be upset after experiencing a traumatic event like a being assaulted or involved in combat. Normally these feelings go away after a few weeks. But they persist in individuals with PTSD.

PTSD Symptoms

PTSD symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, avoiding triggering situations or people, feelings of guilt or negative thoughts, and feeling irritable or startling easily. PTSD symptoms may be relieved by alternative treatments available through New York’s Compassionate Care Program.

Compassionate Care Alternative Treatment Steps

Obtain certification from a qualified physician

Apply for your medical card online

Receive your medical card in the mail

Visit a dispensary to obtain medicine

Alternative PTSD Treatment

Alternative PTSD Treatment is available at dispensaries through the NY Compassionate Care Act. PTSD isn’t cured by any medication. But some report that their PTSD symptoms are relieved from compassionate care treatments when nothing else works.

Qualifying for Alternative PTSD Treatment

When PTSD symptoms continue after other treatments and therapy you may qualify for compassionate care treatment. PTSD treatment available through the NY Compassionate Care Act should always be supervised closely by a qualified physician. Following up regularly will help ensure the benefits of treatment are realized and the risks of side effects are reduced.

AvatarAbout the author: Dr. Michael Morgenstern is a double board certified neurologist and expert on alternative treatments available through the NY Compassionate Care Program. He is founder of NYMMA and has helped hundreds of patients with compassionate care treatments in Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. This website is part of a non-profit, the NYMMA that is set up to educate you about compassionate care treatments. It does not provide any services or products. Click here to learn more about our organization or feel free to contact us by email or phone.


The NYMMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and advancing compassionate care treatment in New York. NYMMAs aims to:

• Increase awareness about compassionate care treatments
• Publish content to inform patients about the benefits and risks of compassionate care
• Educate physicians about the best practices for compassionate care
• Collaborate with other groups to create publications that help patients, physicians and organizations to navigate complex rules and regulations related to compassionate care

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