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Treating PTSD Without Medication

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a condition that is often triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. This can be anything and anyone can experience it, whether it be military personnel, emergency services members, victims or witnesses of crime, or even people going through a serious family tragedy. Trauma is different for everyone, and PTSD can affect everybody.

PTSD isn’t always easy to identify because many people can have issues coping and adjusting to an experience, but eventually get better in time. However, if your experiences are seriously affecting your day-to-day functions, and it doesn’t seem to improve over time, this might be a sign of PTSD. Symptoms can include recurring memories, nightmares, negative thoughts, lack of emotion, and mood disorders.

The first step to treating PTSD or any trauma is by talking about your condition and your symptoms to professionals who can help. Safe and effective treatment without the use of medication exists.

If you are in the Lakewood, WA area and experiencing symptoms of PTSD, NeuroStim TMS Centers can help. Our safe, effective, and non-invasive TMS therapy works by targeting the neurotransmitters in your brain that release dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin using magnetic pulses applied to the exterior of your skull, giving you an effective treatment course without the side effects of drugs. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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TMS for women who are pregnant or Breastfeeding

Most common depression medications are not approved for use by women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. This leaves many women with the difficult decision of choosing between their mental health over the health of the baby.

An important 2011 study showed that TMS is safe and may provide an effective, alternative depression treatment for women who are pregnant or who want to breast-feed their baby. Published in the Journal of Women’s Health, the pilot study treated 10 women diagnosed with major depressive disorder with 20 controlled-dose TMS therapy sessions.

The results showed that seven of 10 (70%) subjects responded positively to the treatments, with researchers reporting a decrease of greater than 50% in Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS-17) scores. There were no adverse pregnancy or fetal outcomes, with all infants admitted to well-baby nursery and discharged with the mother. In addition to providing women a safer choice to treat their depression while nursing, them may also be able to avoid postpartum depression, which can become very serious and last for extended periods of time, if not identified and treated.

Would you like a safer way to manage your mental health, while your’re pregnant or breast-feeding your baby? Then TMS Therapy from NeuroStim may be right for you. Would you like to prevent or dramatically reduce the effect of postpartum depression after your pregnancy? Then call us at NeuroStim TMS Centers of Lakewood or Bellevue, we offer TMS therapy – a non-invasive, effective, and safe treatment that can treat depression by targeting and stimulating the neurotransmitters in your brain.

Contact us today to learn more about a proven, non-drug therapy for pregnant women who either want to experience breast feeding their baby or who want to improve their odds of suffering from postpartum depression.

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