The Portsmouth News featured the story of a Smart TMS patient who had treatment for long-standing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD):
“Southsea man battling OCD for 28 years sees symptoms reduce after treatment“
The feature includes an moving interview with 46 year old Alex Jones and his wife, looking at his experience of OCD over the years and how repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment at Smart TMS has finally given some relief.
The Portsmouth News article explains how architect Alex’s OCD took hold:
“The 46-year-old’s condition started with the typical symptoms of regular hand-washing and anxiety. But it soon got worse and caused paranoid delusions, leaving Alex fearing he had beaten up people and even deliberately run someone over – when he hadn’t.
“The OCD caused him to have a nervous breakdown and after he lost his job for eight months, his symptoms peaked, leading to depression. It was then he sought help from his GP.
“But eight years after starting treatment, Alex, from Southsea, was still suffering after talking therapies, drugs and cognitive behavioural therapy made no difference to his OCD.”
It was Alex’s wife who first learned about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment, an innovative therapy which uses magnetic pulses to stimulate areas of the brain affected by depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder.
After treatment at Smart TMS, Alex is now almost completely free of symptoms and can look forward:
“OCD attacked every aspect of my life and I almost lost it all. In the beginning I hid the condition from friends, and had to defer my university course for a year.
“Until TMS treatment, I had given up hope of living a normal life but now I feel positive about the future.”
“I am hugely grateful to my wife, family and friends who stuck by me and supported me through the years of torment.
“It was they, together with the team at Smart TMS, who got me through this.”
The feature appeared Tuesday 31st October, 2017 on the Portsmouth News website: http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/health/southsea-man-battling-ocd-for-28-years-sees-symptoms-reduce-after-treatment-1-8221418
Smart TMS OCD Clinic
Dr Leigh Neal, Consultant in Psychiatry & Neuromodulation and Medical Director of Smart TMS, said:
“Alex reported a remarkable recovery, gaining complete relief from his symptoms.
“We believe TMS has the potential to transform the lives of patients with OCD – whether treatment resistant or not.
“More research is needed but the results we are seeing are very encouraging.’
Smart TMS offer Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy (rTMS) treatment for depression, addiction and a number of mental health conditions.
For more information about rTMS treatment for OCD, see TMS for OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Smart TMS Clinics
Smart TMS is a specialist provider of TMS treatment, located at clinics in London, Birmingham and Dublin with expansion planned for Manchester and Bristol in 2018. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy (rTMS) is a technological breakthrough in the treatment of depression with a variety of further potential treatment applications.
Smart TMS is a specialist provider of TMS treatment in London. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy (rTMS) is a technological breakthrough in the treatment of depression with a variety of further potential treatment applications.
Smart TMS is located within The Smart Clinics in South Kensington/Brompton Cross.
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