Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) represents a significant health concern for millions of Veterans. The VA Center for Compassionate Care Innovation (CCI) has expanded use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment at the Providence VA Medical Center in Rhode Island. An electromagnet, essentially a wire wrapped around a solid coil, is charged with electricity and then placed over specific points on the skull. This creates a very powerful magnetic field that can positively affect brain cells. While TMS is typically used to treat depression, there is growing evidence that it can also help Veterans with PTSD. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
For more PTSD guides and resources, visit the Military.com PTSD section.