Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
Trauma, Stress, Tragedy – You Don’t Have To Keep Reliving It
A non-invasive, drug-free treatment for PTSD is now available. It’s called MeRT, which stands for Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy.
PTSD: Causes and Symptoms
When a person has a hard time recovering from a terrifying event, extreme or prolonged stress, or physical or mental abuse, they can often experience Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD can last for months or years, and triggers can make a person relive memories of the trauma. And these memories are often accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions.
As a result, PTSD can seriously affect one’s quality of life. If you have this condition or live with someone who does, then you know how debilitating it can be.
These are some symptoms one may experience with PTSD:
- Vivid flashbacks or nightmares
- Intrusive thoughts or images
- Distress when reminded of the trauma
- Being easily upset, angered, or irritable
- Exhibiting aggressive behavior
- Lack of sleep or sleep disturbances
- Depression or anxiety
- Feelings of anger, fear, guilt, or apathy
- Panic attacks
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling jumpy or startling easily
- Emotional numbness or being cut off from feelings
- Self-destructive or reckless behavior
If you suffer from PTSD, there is hope.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, can be extremely isolating, with serious symptoms that may seem invisible to everyone else. The providers at Synapse understand how difficult this can be to experience. However, we also know that MeRT can improve brain communication and synchronization, which can lead to significant and long-lasting improvements for PTSD symptoms.
MeRT can also be used in conjunction with other therapies, and many of our patients have reported that MeRT can also improve the success of accompanying therapies. Anxiety and Depression often accompany PTSD, and these can also be treated with MeRT.
For this reason, we encourage you to explore the possibilities of MeRT Treatment. You can be at peace and enjoy your life again! Post-traumatic Stress Disorder doesn’t have to continue to haunt you!
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An Entirely New Approach
MeRT for Treatment of PTSD
MeRT stands for Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, a tailored, highly individualized form of TMS or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. In simpler terms, we use magnetic waves to stimulate specifically targeted areas of the brain found to not be functioning optimally. And we guide our treatment with sophisticated imaging and diagnostics.
The diagnostic imaging is vital to MeRT’s success because patients with PTSD have markers that we can clearly see EEG studies. And in many cases, PTSD will manifest as the result of a disruption in the front of the brain. With MeRT, we work to identify any disruptions and strengthen healthy brainwave activity. And as a result, we can reduce the symptoms of PTSD.
How Do I know…
Is MeRT the Right Treatment?
Reading this, you may be interested but uncertain if MeRT is the right treatment for you or your child. However, this is not something you need to decide right away, as you have many steps to take before making a much more informed decision.
Your first step is a simple one: A phone consultation with our New Patient Coordinator, where you can ask all the questions you want and discuss your symptoms and history. She will also explain the protocols, fees, and details of treatment.
The next step is also simple and consists of two appointments. At your first appointment, we will perform an EEG, a completely painless and non-invasive brain scan. This takes about 45 minutes. Then, your second appointment will be a consultation with the doctor. This happens several days later, once we have analyzed the results of your EEG.
At this one-on-one consultation, the doctor will discuss the results of the imaging and diagnostics and what may or may not be treatable with MeRT. He will also answer any questions you may have, so together you can determine if MeRT would be beneficial and what the treatment would entail.
If you and the doctor then decide to move forward with MeRT, we conduct an Assessment Period. This is a short period of treatment followed by a new EEG to see if you are responding well. We assess this based on the new EEG results compared to the testing done at the start of treatment, as well as any symptom improvements.
If you have a positive response to treatment during the assessment period, you will have most likely seen symptom improvements starting to take place. At that point, we can schedule for the additional treatment duration.
MeRT Treatment Featured on “The Broken Brain” Podcast
If you suffer from Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), then we highly recommend watching this incredible podcast.
It features Dr. Erik Won, President and Chief Medical Officer of Wave Neuroscience (the parent company behind MeRT technology). Dr. Won talks about how he first began using MeRT technology and how it’s evolved. He also discusses using this technology to treat members of our military with PTSD, Depression, and TBI. Plus, he shares some incredible success stories.
With other repercussions that can occur, for both military and veterans, this is incredibly important. That’s because after a high-stress environment like the military, coming home can be difficult. For example, suicide is at twice the rate for veterans, with approximately 17 veteran deaths per day. And MeRT may help address the underlying reasons for certain conditions.
Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and TBI don’t just affect veterans; if you are experiencing any symptoms as a result of any of these conditions, this podcast can be of help to you. Click here to watch this amazing podcast!
Insurance Coverage and Payment Options
Currently, rTMS is FDA cleared for Depression and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.) Treatment for all other conditions is considered “off-label” at this time, though we are hopeful that treatment for TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) will be FDA cleared at some point in the next couple of years. For non-FDA-approved treatment, it is highly unlikely that any insurance will provide reimbursement for our full treatment protocols, but for Depression it is possible.
We are able to provide you with all of the appropriate paperwork at the end of your treatment so that you can submit it to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Some patients have reported that they have been able to receive some reimbursement for EEGs or clinical evaluations, depending on their health coverage. However, Medicare patients have reported that their coverage provides no reimbursement for MeRT.
Additionally, we accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Contact Our New Patient Coordinator for more Information
We understand that you may still have questions or concerns, so please feel free to call us and talk about what is happening. Our New Patient Coordinator is here to help, listen, and understand. When you call, she can explain the process and protocols, costs, possible insurance benefits, and any other details you want to know. And, of course, she will be happy to answer all your questions. You can also rest assured that there are no obligations, and she will take as much time with you as you need to determine whether you should take the next steps.
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