Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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MeRT Neuromodulation for PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a disabling and difficult to treat neurological disorder characterized by response to a traumatic event that involves intense fear or helplessness.

PTSD is a common diagnosis in military veterans, survivors of sexual or physical assault, and major catastrophes. Those with PTSD can experience guilt, uncontrolled rage, rapid mood swings, depression, severe anxiety, insomnia, and more.

Though many individuals recover with time, PTSD symptoms can continue for years, and they can even emerge much later in life, long after the traumatic event. PTSD symptoms can disrupt relationships and be catastrophic for families.
If you or a loved one are living with the symptoms of PTSD and struggling to find relief, personalized therapy with MeRT has been shown to improve symptoms and restore normal brain function in PTSD and symptoms like depression and mood.

How Cognitive Care by the Center for Brain Care Works


MeRT begins with a brainwave analysis to understand your unique brain biology and identify areas of the brain that are not functioning or communicating properly.


Our experienced clinicians use this proprietary evaluation to understand your biology and develop a personalized, targeted treatment plan to restore normal brain communication and optimize cognitive function.


Therapy takes place over a few weeks. The process is simple and gentle, non-invasive, non-surgical, and non-pharmaceutical, stimulating affected locations in the brain to improve function.

PTSD Treatment with MeRT

Much like depression and other settings where neuromodulation is used successfully, patients with PTSD present particular markers on a brain scan with EEG, like increases in global alpha band brain power, a reduction of delta band power, or competing alpha, delta and theta waves that “drown out” a patient’s normal strong alpha frequency.

Personalized MeRT therapy has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of PTSD, and patients treated with MeRT have shown significant improvement in outcomes. A baseline scan serves as the map for effective MeRT therapy, and the Center for Brain Care identifies and addresses these disruptions to strengthen healthy brainwave activity and reduce the symptoms of PTSD for the patient.

MeRT has been shown to help restore alpha frequency, and treatment is personalized for each patient based on brain activity. Therapy takes place over the course of 20 to 30 days with regular in-office treatment via non-invasive and gentle transcranial magnetic resonance.
Symptom improvement has been profound for many patients suffering from PTSD. In one study, participants saw an average 61% reduction in symptom severity, and most participants who experienced sleeping difficulty, memory loss, attention deficit, or headache prior to treatment reported significant improvement in these symptoms.

As a promising approach, the U.S. military has ordered multiple research programs on neuromodulation therapy for the symptoms of PTSD.
Get in touch to learn more about MeRT, PTSD and to start with a free consultation.

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