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.
What our patients say
PTSD is a complex condition, with no two patients suffering the same. Using research and our own experience, Dr Neal and his team have designed aftercare packages that can be tailored to your individual circumstances.
The Continuous Care maintenance packages available for PTSD patients include:
Smart TMS Monthly: A monthly TMS “top up” to keep you feeling your best.
Smart TMS On-Demand: A membership scheme that entitles you to exclusive discounts should you feel as though you’re relapsing post-treatment
Have you had TMS treatment for depression at another clinic? Smart TMS can offer you maintenance therapy, too!
Is TMS right for me?
PTSD is treatable, and Smart TMS can help.
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.