TMS treatment for PTSD

When we experience distressing or frightening life events, it’s natural for us to respond by feeling upset, confused or worried. Although it is hard, these feelings normally pass within a month or two.

Post-traumatic stress disorder – or PTSD – occurs when these feelings become extreme or are unrelenting for some time. TMS helps to relieve these symptoms to allow you to live a happier life.

Everyone responds differently to traumatic events and symptoms can vary greatly.

Symptoms of PTSD can include:

• Experiencing flashbacks, nightmares or distressing memories
• Experiencing sweating, a shortness of breath or other physical anxiety symptoms
• Experiencing hyperarousal, leading to being irritable and struggling with sleep
• Avoiding certain situations or places

Although PTSD can leave you feeling alone, Smart TMS can provide the support you need to free yourself from your distressing thoughts.

PTSD is thought to affect around a third of people who have a traumatic experience, and can even develop years after the stressful event occurred. 

Traditional methods of dealing with the symptoms of PTSD – from medication to therapy – don’t always work. 

Research has shown that Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can reduce the symptoms of PTSD.  


How does TMS treatment work for PTSD?

TMS is a non-invasive therapy that uses a repetitive magnetic pulse to calm the area of the brain that controls your emotional reactions and regulates mood.

Smart TMS treatment for PTSD takes into account any related issues that could either cause or result from the condition, such as phobias and depression.

A course of TMS treatments for PTSD involves around 30 sessions of treatment, split into courses of 10 sessions, which take place over a period of three to six weeks. Each treatment lasts 30 minutes, and some patients are able to have more than one session a day.

With no anaesthetic, no medication, no need for hospitalisation and no recovery time, this non-invasive treatment uses a repetitive magnetic pulse to stimulate the parts of the brain that cause post-traumatic stress disorder.

What our patients say

Of the 16 symptoms of PTSD, I was suffering from 14 of them, ranging from flashbacks to being physically unable to stop crying for hours at a time. I never thought I could recover from my past but since having TMS, I am now at peace because I know I can move forwards.

Mr C

The TMS treatment has eliminated almost all of the distressing and unwanted thoughts, and therefore the time spent ruminating and the need to constantly discuss them and worry about them.


For the first time in 24 years, I now feel significantly better; I’ve even started playing guitar and spending time outdoors again. My brain feels alive and the sadness I’ve felt for so long has been replaced by a smile


Is TMS right for me?

PTSD is treatable, and Smart TMS can help.

Most people are suitable to receive TMS treatment.

To help you make up your mind about treatment, our practitioners offer pre-arranged clinic visits to answer any questions you have and show you the TMS machine.

If you would like to arrange a clinic visit, call the team on 0345 222 5678.


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