TMS treatment for PTSD

TMS is an innovative approach to treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

This is a new approach to the condition which uses non-invasive magnetic pulses to modulate the areas of the brain affected by PTSD, helping you to live a happier life.

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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.

Complex post traumatic stress disorder – or CPTSD – occurs when the experienced trauma happens at a young age, the trauma lasted a long time or there was change of escape or rescue.

PTSD and CPTSD are thought to affect around a third of people who have a traumatic experience, and can even develop years after the trauma occurred.

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 Treatment Options

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

TMS treatment offers an alternative approach.

How does TMS work as a treatment 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. This treatment will also work for complex post traumatic stress disorder.

TMS Results

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

Is TMS Treatment Right For You?

Try our quick 2 minute questionnaire to see whether TMS treatment could help.

Treatment prices

Alpha-Stim Prices at Smart TMS Clinics

At Smart TMS clinics, we make it easy to get started with Alpha-Stim. Our setup sessions are just £50 in London and £40 at our other UK clinics, where our practitioners will guide you through setting up and using the device. If you'd like to try Alpha-Stim before purchasing, we offer a four-week rental for £160. If you decide to buy the device, it's available for £500, or just £420 if you purchase after the trial. We're here to support you through the whole process and answer any questions you have.

Continuous Care

Dr Neal and his team understand the need to help our patients stay well beyond the end of their TMS treatment. Using research and our own experience, we have designed aftercare packages to provide ongoing care with a planned programme of regular top-up treatments.

Have you had TMS treatment for depression at another clinic? Smart TMS can offer you maintenance therapy, too!

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

I found treatment to be a vital part of my “toolbox” in tackling trauma.

I’m very satisfied with how well it’s worked for me.

Mr R

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.