Docs Test New Therapy for PTS

Doctors at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina are experimenting with new approaches to help soldiers who are battling Post-Traumatic Stress. This new form of PTS therapy, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, uses electrical pulses. A veteran sits in a chair and they think about the event that made them feel so out of control while in the war zone. While that is happening, electrical pulses trigger feelings of control inside the veteran's brain. This type of therapy is in its early stages, but doctors at the VA Medical Center say the results are encouraging. For more information, call the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center at (888) 878-6884 or locally at (843) 577-5011.

For more on PTSD and links to support resources, visit the Spouse and Family Center.