Ludmila Aramian, MD is a board-certified Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist licensed in the state of New York. Although Dr. Aramian always knew that she wanted to be a physician, it was not until her college years that she realized she wanted to specialize in the field of psychiatry, as she could make a larger difference if she were a medical doctor and had the ability to prescribe medication to her patients. Ludmila Aramian, MD received her Doctorate of Medicine degree from the American University of Antigua, where she graduated Cum Laude. She graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
Dr. Aramian completed her psychiatry residency at Richmond University Medical Center where she served as chief resident for two consecutive years. Since then, she completed her specialty training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Stony Brook University Medical Center focusing on primary care mental health, palliative care services, hospital integrated medicine, transplant evaluations, psycho-oncology, pain management, and neurological conditions.
She has experience working in primary care mental health, palliative care services, hospital integrated medicine, transplant evaluations, psycho-oncology, pain management, and neurological conditions.
Currently, Ludmila Aramian, MD serves as an emergency psychiatrist at Stony Brook University Medical Center. She also works as a consultant in Northport Veteran’s Hospital where she works largely with the veteran population to break down communication barriers and aid them in receiving the mental health care they need. The role has allowed her to see how far behind mental health treatment is in the United States, especially when it comes to the veteran population.
While awareness is being brought to the mental issues that affect veterans, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and increased suicide rates, the stigma is still there. Through her work, Dr. Aramian is actively seeking for a solution to mental health conditions to seek necessary treatment.
In her personal life, Ludmila enjoys traveling with her husband and experiencing new places. She is especially intrigued by other cultures and is excited by every opportunity to learn more about other backgrounds and traditions. Dr. Aramian is fluent in English and Russian, and conversational in Armenian and Spanish.
Additionally, Dr. Aramian is working diligently to bring awareness to cyberbullying, which has been linked to poor mental health in both children and adults.
Ludmila Aramian shares her studies in cyberbullying and describes some ways to cope with cyberbullying as an adult.
Since the invention of the internet, cyberbullying has become an increasing problem more adults are facing. Cyberbullying comes in many different forms, including messages, posts tagged on social media, comments on posts, and so on. More companies are taking serious action when adults encounter cyberbullying. However, this does not stop certain users on the internet from attacking other people. Ludmila Aramian MD explains some methods to dealing with cyberbullying if you are experiencing it as an adult.
Every time you receive a hurtful message or are tagged in an offensive post, save the message or screenshot the post you are tagged in. When we are bullied, our first instinct is to delete the messages or remove the posts. To avoid this, understand you are not the only victim of cyberbullying and to combat this problem, saving the evidence to use against the person will help you later down the road when you report the bullying.
Use reporting to your power:
Many social platforms including Facebook and Twitter encourage a positive environment. Anyone who violates the terms of service may have their account suspended by the provider. To further elaborate, if you are experiencing any form of harassment on Facebook, report it immediately with the evidence you have in case Facebook asks for concrete evidence. Facebook will then investigate the claim and take appropriate action within a timely manner.
Do not attack your bully:
As humans, one of our primal instincts are to resort to violence or retaliation. Responding to the person bullying you not only negates your reporting, the other person may make a case against you as well. This could see your profile shut down by the social media platform you responded on, even though you were only defending yourself.
Learn your state laws:
Every state has different laws about the severity of cyberbullying as a prosecutable crime. If a police department deems certain comments an individual is directing to you as threatening your safety, there will be a formal investigation launched. In certain states such as Winscosin, a misdemeanor is charged to an individual who uses virtual communication to “frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse, or harass another person.” You can find out what the laws are for your specific state here.