PTSD Specialist

Antidote TMS

TMS located in Tulsa, OK

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a serious psychiatric disorder that develops in men and women who’ve experienced a traumatic event. Fortunately, relief is available through the care of the team at Antidote TMS in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, can lessen the symptoms of PTSD and help you enjoy your life to the fullest. Learn more during a one-on-one consultation, which can be booked online or over the phone.

PTSD Q & A

What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a serious psychiatric disorder than can develop in males or females of any age and from any walk of life. The condition is a reaction to an experience of violence, war, or other traumatic events. 

Many people only associate PTSD with soldiers returning from war zones. While military men and women are at an elevated risk of experiencing PTSD, it doesn’t take an act of war to leave lasting ramifications. 

Some experiences that might lead to PTSD include:

  • Being involved in a car accident
  • Surviving a natural disaster
  • Growing up in a violent or highly stressful home environment
  • Witnessing an act of terrorism
  • Rape
  • Violent assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Child abuse

Anything that causes a strong emotional response can trigger PTSD. For some men and women, the condition is absolutely debilitating. 

What are some symptoms of PTSD?

Knowing what to look for can help you know when it’s time to seek help for yourself or a loved one. Some of the signs and symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Distressing dreams
  • Flashbacks to a traumatic event
  • Negative thoughts and feelings connected to oneself
  • Avoiding reminders of traumatic events
  • Cycles of extreme irritability and angry outbursts
  • Sleep disruptions

It is not uncommon for PTSD to surface alongside other disorders like depression, memory problems, substance abuse, and other physical or mental issues. 

What are some treatment options for PTSD?

Many men and women find cognitive behavioral therapy a great way to address PTSD. This approach helps you identify abnormal thought patterns and find ways to reframe those thoughts.

Medication can also help treat PTSD. For many, however, the side effects and risk of addiction that comes with certain drugs is simply not worth the benefit they may offer. 

Transcranial magnetic stimulation offers another path toward relief from PTSD. Research suggests that TMS stimulates the neurons in your brain, improving function and relieving the symptoms of PTSD. This approach can be used in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy for an even more effective treatment path. 

If you’d like more details on TMS and post-traumatic stress disorder, reach out to Antidote TMS for a personalized consultation. Call the office today to book an appointment, or use the online scheduler.