Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: New Sapience into How Brain Stimulation Palliates Symptoms of PTSD
International Neuropsychiatric Disease Journal,
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a chronic, often debilitating psychological state disorder that may develop after a traumatic life event. Most patients get over the initial symptoms naturally, but those that experience persistent symptoms require standard treatment approaches such as 1: 1 psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, or both whichever have relevance. However, there are secondary hindrances such as drug safety and drug tolerability associated with these psychotropic medications, that interdict an appropriate course of treatment. The upshot of those events is that it creates a breach in our potential to properly manage PTSD in a significant number of patients, leaving them endangered to surfacing complications like employment-related incapacities, suicidal ideations, co-morbid medical disorders, and illicit drug abuse. Thus, there is a need for more worthwhile, tolerable, and long-standing approaches. Transcranial magnetic stimulation may be a safe and non-invasive treatment technique used to treat various psychiatric and neurological disorders. This neuromodulation technique involves stimulation of specific deep brain regions by the assembly of high and low-intensity magnetic fields thus filling the therapeutic void. This text mainly focuses on the results of controlled and pragmatic trials for efficacy, safety, and tolerability of patients affected by PTSD. The alternative treatment for PTSD currently is psychotherapy and antidepressant medications.Despite receiving these alternatives, there are about 50% of patients who continue to experience major symptoms..That is, the reason why TMS came out as another suitable option. Atleast 5 directories such as MEDLINE, CINAHL, Psych INFO, SCOPUS and EMBASE were probed to pinpoint pragmatic studies and randomized controlled trials that were designed for the treatment of PTSD with TMS. A total of 28 studies were found worthy for this review, out of which 5 are mentioned in this article. Although, so far it looks propitious in spite of the manifoldness as far as its outcomes and its clinical importance are concerned. Hence, still researches involving stimulation constraints are to be conducted in the near future.
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- brain stimulation
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