Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
An Entirely New Approach to Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A non-invasive, drug-free treatment for PTSD is now available here at BTC Plano. It’s called MeRT, which stands for Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy.
MeRT Can Help Free You from Your Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms
If you have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or you live with someone who suffers from this condition, you know how hard it can be. You may feel you can’t escape the stress, depression, nightmares, and daily triggers.
Many treatments exist for PTSD symptoms, and they can be effective. But sometimes, despite many therapy and medications, the symptoms don’t go away — or they get worse.
We understand how debilitating this can be. That’s why we’re so proud to offer a breakthrough treatment for PTSD. It’s called MeRT, which stands for Magnetic EEG-guided Resonance Therapy.
MeRT uses advanced diagnostics and technology to treat even the most severe symptoms. It specifically focuses on improving brain function and communication by targeting brainwaves that are out of sync.
MeRT is drug-free, non-invasive, and gentle. We have used it to successfully treat many patients with PTSD symptoms, giving them back a life they thought they’d lost forever.
It was absolutely terrifying to not know what was wrong with me or how to fix the problem. MeRT not only identified the deteriorated state of my brainwave activity, they restored its function… I consider the healing I experienced to be nothing short of a miracle.”– MeRT Patient after PTSD Treatment
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These factors can put you at higher risk for PTSD other than just the trauma itself:
- Lack of a support system through friends or family or support groups
- Not having a stable childhood
- Being exposed to multiple traumas throughout your life
- Being a first responder or exposed to combat
- A history of depression and/or anxiety
- Prior PTSD
Mert for PTSD
What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
PTSD is caused by experiencing or witnessing terrifying events, violence, or abuse. It can also happen because of extended periods of extreme stress. Some people who experience traumatic events or periods will have some time coping or grieving, but they will eventually get through it. For others, though, it can last for years and be quite debilitating.
PTSD doesn’t just affect veterans returning from war. It can happen to anyone who has experienced trauma. Common PTSD causes include:
- sexual, physical, or mental assault
- being involved in an accident
- having a near-death experience
- witnessing the death of another or others,
- combat exposure
- serious illness
- anything that causes you to perceive a threat to your life or another’s life
The onset of symptoms can occur right after a stressful time or can appear months or years later. Depression and anxiety often accompany PTSD, which can make the situation even worse.
Research shows that every year, an estimated 3.6% of adults are diagnosed with PTSD, suggesting that this is a growing problem.
The passage of time may sometimes ease symptoms, but even then, they can re-emerge if triggered. That’s why it’s so important to get the help you need.
What is MeRT?
MeRT is 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 that have been found to not be communicating or functioning optimally.
It is painless and completely non-invasive. You are fully conscious, and no drugs or anesthesia are involved. It’s simply magnetic waves that stimulate and balance the neurological functioning of your brain.
This is determined through sophisticated diagnostic tools and imaging and is used to plan a tailored treatment approach just for you.
Our Medical Director, Neurologist Dr. Miller
Dr. Spencer O. Miller, a Neurologist in Dallas, Texas, is the owner and Medical Director of Brain Treatment Center Plano. He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and has been in practice for 12 years. He spent five of those years in the US Air Force, where he saw many brain injuries, including soldiers suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Dr. Miller now specializes in MeRT treatment of traumatic brain injury, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, dementia, autism, and multiple other brain disorders at his clinics, the Brain Treatment Centers in both Dallas and Plano.
Dr. Miller is also affiliated with Baylor University Medical Center, where he specializes in stroke, headache medicine, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and seizure. Additionally, he is associated with the Texas A&M Science Center College of Medicine.
He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.
MeRT Treatment Featured on “The Broken Brain” Podcast
If you suffer from Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), we highly recommend watching this incredible podcast. Dr. Erik Won, from Wave Neuroscience (the parent company behind MeRT technology), speaks about how this technology has evolved and the utilization of MeRT treatment for members of the military who have experienced Depression, TBI, and PTSD as a result of their service to their country. Dr. Won also gives testimony to the incredible successes that these veterans have realized as a result of going through treatment.
With other repercussions that can occur for both military and veterans, this is incredibly important. For example, suicide is at twice the rate for veterans, with approximately 17 veteran deaths per day. In a high-stress environment, such as serving in the military, the transition afterward can be complicated, and there are often underlying reasons for conditions that may occur. MeRT may help to address these issues.
Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and TBIs 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.
Hear it from the Patients
Our patients have a lot to say about their experience with MeRT!
“After trying various treatments and conducting thorough research, we decided to travel from our home in Illinois to the Brain Treatment Center in Dallas. It was the BEST decision we could have made for our six-year-old son, who has severe apraxia and is on the spectrum.
“After six weeks of MeRT treatment, our son said his name for the first time! He has been more flexible with his daily schedule, OCD tendencies have lessened tremendously, and he does not become as anxious as he had previously experienced in new places and surroundings.
“We cannot thank Dr. Miller and his staff enough for the kindness, care, and genuine concern they have shown (and continue to show) our son and our family. They are always available for questions and concerns, and they truly support all patients and their families. For our family, MeRT and the Brain Treatment Center has been a journey worth the endeavor!”
the Korczak familyParents of child with autism
I’m back! My TBI turned me into someone I barely recognized. I was depressed, mean, and short-tempered, pushing through life filled with frustration and a deep sense of sadness that this was it. I’m so glad I was wrong, and I think my direct reports and family are even more thankful. This treatment changed everything, and I am forever thankful.”
41-year-old male with TBIExecutive
“We are dropping a line to thank you for your help last summer with Immanuel. We are RVing this weekend and marveling at how well Immanuel now socializes with other children at the campsite. He is also at a private school, and he is able to succeed without the extra support.
“His occupational therapist has been amazed, as well. She evaluated him before he started treatment with you but started therapy AFTER. She says that he has been crushing the prescribed program— he scored significantly above expectations at the latest eval, and he is speeding through the stages.
“We are thrilled by Immanuel’s progress. It touches our hearts more than anything—that he has friends now. Thank you for making this treatment available and for guiding us through the process.
David and Debbie J.Parents of child with Autism
“It was a great experience with a very friendly and professional staff! When we first brought our child to the clinic, we expected some progress with her speech skills, but we ended up getting results in other unexpected areas.
“The first change we saw with our daughter was that she started to make eye contact. Then, she started to be more aware of her surroundings. Second, she stopped stemming, and that was the biggest change for her. Third but not least, she started to socialize and play with other children!”
Beatriz YanezMother of child with autism
“In the ensuing months after the concussion, I just wasn’t myself… my academics began to suffer as well. I didn’t feel right. My EEG showed me that something had physically changed with how my brain functioned. After three days of treatment, I felt substantially better. After two weeks, I felt like I did before my injury. MeRT was life-changing.”
21-year-old female with TBICollegiate Soccer Player
“As I am still in treatment and can’t speak to the final results yet, I want to direct my comments to Dr. Miller and his staff. They are all amazing! He is smart and works hard to help you understand the complex issues of the brain and how it relates to how we function.
“Katie is the best at working to make the appointments fit your schedule, and the two technicians are wonderful — so professional and friendly as well. It is such a positive environment, creating great hope! I recommend it wholeheartedly!”
“I’ve made significant progress in cognitive ability, stress tolerance, and mental clarity. I have been able to handle decisions much better and think clearer. Also, I have been able to significantly decrease conflict with my family and actually lead much better.”
Male with TBIExecutive
Contact Our New Patient Coordinator for More Information
Our New Patient Coordinator is here for you. During your consultation, she will take the time to answer any questions that you may have, listen to your concerns, and carefully explain all the details and information you need.
If, after talking to her, you are interested in further exploring whether you could benefit from MeRT, the next step would be to schedule an EEG and a consultation with our doctor.
With thorough diagnostics, the doctor can show you what is happening in your brain and what may be causing the issues. At this point, we can determine whether you (or your loved one) may benefit from MeRT Treatment, and you can decide if you would like to move forward.
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Life Can Be Better
You or your loved one can be at peace and enjoy life. With so many successful treatments for a wide range of neurological conditions, we encourage you to explore the possibilities of MeRT Treatment. It can have a lasting impact — and an improved quality of life!