Posted on February 15, 2019 by TMS Clinics Australia
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops after a particularly upsetting or frightening event.
It can affect anyone, particularly when exposed to situations like:
Abuse or assault
PTSD can arise immediately, or can develop over time and affect one’s wellbeing and social interactions. It is a complex condition, which symptoms include:
Being on edge
Irritability and/or anger
Depression, anxiety and/or stress
Headaches, stomach ache, chest pain
Abuse of alcohol and/or drugs
Patients with PTSD frequently have a combination of depressive symptoms, anxiety and the specific symptoms of PTSD described above. For these patients, TMS can be helpful in improving mood and reducing anxiety. There is also emerging evidence that TMS may also reduce some of the troublesome symptoms of PTSD itself. At TMS Clinics Australia we have designed a protocol to target all of these symptoms within the one treatment session, with stimulation applied to both the left and right side of the brain.
For more information, contact our Patient Care Team.