Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may be triggered after a person experiences any unpleasant situation in his/her life. All of us go through difficult situations in life, which can be traumatizing. Most of them bounce back and move on. While for some, the after-effects of a dangerous or disappointing incident can be long-lasting. PTSD is included in the trauma and stressor-related disorder. Around 8 percent of the American population is estimated to have been affected by PTSD.
PTSD may be triggered if a person has direct/indirect exposure to accidents, serious injury, childhood abuse, or sexual assault. Few other situations like robbery, plane crash, torture, or a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, may also trigger PTSD in some people.
The person might experience one or more of the following symptoms to be diagnosed with PTSD. A person has to experience the symptoms for a minimum of 1 month to be diagnosed with PTSD.
You have to see the doctor if the symptoms of PTSD become extreme, last longer than six months, or conflict with daily work. Your doctor will diagnose you on the basis of your symptoms and check whether you suffer from PTSD in order to start your treatment.
TMS treatment for PTSD comes as an alternative and effective method for people when other treatment options like counselling or antidepressants do not work. Brain Stimulation therapy like TMS is a non-invasive, drug-free alternative to treating PTSD.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) therapy is the process of sending repetitive magnetic pulses to certain parts of the brain which are responsible for causing depression or other mental health issues. During the treatment, a small coil is placed on the patient’s scalp. The coil produces magnetic pulses that are sent to specific nerve cells in our brain to induce changes to their activity.
TMS treatment for depression has been approved by the FDA since 2008. TMS treatment for PTSD, though not FDA approved, is still an effective treatment. It is completely safe with minimal side effects, unlike antidepressants. Patients undergoing TMS treatment with TMS For You experienced an improvement in symptoms related to PTSD in a couple of weeks depending on the severity of the mental health issue. Each TMS session lasts up to 20 minutes and you will feel little to no discomfort during the entire session. The session is done entirely at the doctor's office as an outpatient procedure. You may also go back to work after your TMS session. Contact us and book an appointment with us today to know if TMS is right for you!