October 21, 2021

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation | Treatment for PTSD, Anxiety & Depression | theSITREP

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In this episode, we discuss Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and how it reduces various symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) such as anxiety and depression in Veterans.

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00:00:00 Introduction
00:00:30 What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
00:00:31 What is the goal of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
00:01:25 What symptoms can Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treat?
00:03:00 What expectations can Veterans have?
00:03:01 What results have Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation provided?
00:04:45 How does Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation work?
00:06:10 What does the data say about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
00:07:18 How long does Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment last?
00:08:56 Measuring your motor threshold for treatment
00:09:56 What does Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation feel like?
00:11:08 Are there side effects with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
00:11:09 Are there medical conditions that are unsafe for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
00:13:35 How can a Veteran get involved in a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation program or study?
00:15:32 Closing remarks

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has three, separate administrations aimed to serve our country’s Veterans with an assortment of benefits that address the unique needs of every Veteran. To be sure you are interacting with the proper administration within VA, here are short descriptions for each VA administration:

VHA: VA’s Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care network in the United States, with 1,255 health care facilities serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.

VBA: Veterans can earn a range of benefits that help them transition back to civilian life in the country they fought to defend. Through the Veterans Benefits Administration, VA helps servicemembers transition out of military service, and assists with education, home loans, life insurance and much more.

NCA: The job of the National Cemetery Administration is to make sure those who served this nation are never forgotten. NCA provides dignified burial services for Veterans and eligible family members by maintaining 142 cemeteries as national shrines and providing lasting tributes that commemorate their service and sacrifice to our nation.

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