4 Effective Therapies to Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Honor of PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a mental illness that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like natural disaster, a car accident, combat, physical/emotional abuse or sexual assault. In the United States alone, there’s currently about 8 million people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Fortunately, there are ways to effectively treat PTSD including various types of therapy.

For the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  1. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) via Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy (MeRT): A non-invasive and individualized TMS therapy that can help alleviate and manage the symptoms of PTSD.
  2. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): This type of therapy helps coach you to manage negative thoughts from trauma you may have experienced. This involves short writing assignments and working with your provider.
  3. Prolonged Exposure (PE): This type of PTSD Therapy involves talking about your trauma and helps you gain control by confronting your dark feelings.
  4. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Helps you process and understand your trauma. This involves calling the trauma to mind while paying attention to a movement or sound that correlates.
  5. Maintenance: EEGs are performed in the middle and end of treatment program and compared to the original baseline EEG to ensure the patient is always receiving the most effective treatment.

At MIND ALGN, we believe that knowledge is power and knowing what treatment options are available to help cope with PTSD is key. If you would like to learn more about the amazing results our PTSD patients are seeing using TMS via MeRT, simply email [email protected] or visit our website to set a complimentary appointment.

To manage symptoms of PTSD at home, you can download the PTSD Coach app to your phone https://www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/mobile/ptsdcoach_app.asp

Learn more about PTSD from The National Center for PTSD https://www.ptsd.va.gov/index.asp

Are You in Crisis? You Have Options:
Call 911 or Go to the nearest Emergency Room
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Contact the Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255, press 1
Send a text to 838255
Chat online Confidential Veterans Chat

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