Local Relief from PTSD, Anxiety & Depression Covered by Tricare


Experiencing symptoms of mood disorders is incredibly common among military personnel and veterans. Service members often go through stressful situations as part of their deployment, leading many to develop PTSD, depression, or anxiety. 

Military personnel often exhibit symptoms of mood disorders during and after their deployment, including:

  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Social isolation
  • Intrusive memories
  • Emotional numbness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Excessive worrying
  • Rapid heart rate

These symptoms can hurt their work performance, damage their relationships, and disrupt their daily activities. Many service members find it difficult to move on with their lives after deployment, feeling stuck in the emotional trauma and difficult memories of their service periods. 

Military Spouses

Many people acknowledge the difficulties military personnel face after deployment but fail to realize that military spouses experience similar levels of stress, depression, and anxiety. 

Military spouses often act as single parents while their husbands or wives are on active duty. They spend much of their spouses' deployment with few-to-no updates about their partners' safety and well-being, leading to high stress levels. Spouse deployment depression, or military wife depression, is common among military partners. 

Often, military spouses put their careers on hold while their spouses go through training and service. Once their partners return, military husbands and wives must relearn how to interact with their partners who have experienced high-stress, traumatic situations during deployment. 

Altogether, being a military spouse is challenging, and many of these individuals experience mood disorders just like their partners. 

Military spouses often report symptoms such as:

  • Lack of interest in daily activities
  • Excessive worrying
  • Heart palpitations
  • Flashbacks to times when their spouses were away
  • Irritability
  • Sadness

These symptoms can disrupt their daily lives and challenge their relationships with their partners, children, and family members. 

Military Children

Military children often face difficulties during and after their parents' deployment. They miss their parent and don't realize why they are gone, and many also experience secondhand stress from their present parent. 

Though military children experience similar stress and anxiety levels to those of their parents, they showcase these emotions in different ways. Military children may exhibit symptoms of mood disorders such as:

  • Social and emotional challenges
  • Difficulty adjusting to new routines
  • Chronic sadness
  • Separation anxiety
  • Worry for the present parent's health
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Complaints of stomach aches or headaches

These symptoms often affect a child's ability to do well in school and make new friends. They may also follow a child throughout their growth and impact their mental and emotional well-being as an adult. 

For more help, TMS therapy is an alternative solution that has helped thousands of military members regain control of their lives. Tricare only requires pre-approval for active duty military. All others may call Neurostim direct and the clinic will help with any paperwork.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is a non-invasive, non-systemic treatment for Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety, PTSD, and several other diagnosed disorders. 

To learn more, contact Neurostim centers in Lakewood or Lacey, covered by Tricare, by calling (360) 295-9187 or (253) 499-8962.