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Does TMS work for PTSD?

TMS therapy performs magnetic stimulation of brain structures and networks related to PTSD. This significantly improves the condition and patient results.

What is PTSD?

Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder induced by a life-threatening situation. PTSD often manifests as a tendency to avoid places and events that may be bring up memories of the traumatizing situation.

Symptoms of PTSD

Symptoms of PTSD may include nightmares or flashbacks of the event, avoidance of situations that bring back memories of trauma, anxiety, heightened sensitive, and major depression.

People suffering from PTSD may experience:

  • Agitation
  • Hostility
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Severe anxiety or depression
  • Mistrust and guilt
  • Insomnia

How TMS helps PTSD

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation administers short pulses of a magnetic field, stimulating the inactive or disrupted area of the brain or suppressing the overactive area of the brain, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression associated with PTSD.

TMS Therapy is administered for a period of weeks. The in-office treatment typically takes less than an hour depending upon the condition. Patients remain awake and alert during the treatment and are able to return to their daily activities following treatment.

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