Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies
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World Trade Center Related Treatment

PATSS provides free mental health services for Service Members, their families, and loved ones.

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Military Services

Were you or a loved on affected by 9/11? Learn about our ongoing treatment options.

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NYPD

Free mental services available for New York Police (NYP), Fire Department of New York (FDNY), disaster rescue and recovery workers.

For more information, please contact us by phone at
(212) 821-0783

Our mission is to provide optimal state of the art care in our clinical programs and innovative research interventions to individuals experiencing the impact of trauma in their lives.

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News and Updates

A Pioneer in the Field of PTSD

In honor of PTSD Awareness month, our program director Dr. JoAnn Difede was recently featured in Health Matters. Dr. Difede's seminal work in the field of PTSD research has spanned decades and countless technological advances. As a pioneer of virtual reality exposure therapy, Dr. Difede has worked to ease the burden of PTSD for survivors of 9/11, active duty military, and veterans. Check it out!

Dr. JoAnn Difede featured on Charlie Rose's The Brain Series

Charlie Rose's The Brain Series episode on Post-Traumatic Stress features Dr. JoAnn Difede, Director of PATSS, and LTC John O'Brien, who developed combat-related PTSD and received treatment through our ongoing Department of Defense-funded clinical trial. Watch the full episode online to learn more about the symptoms and treatments available for PTSD.