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Anxiety

anx·i·e·ty: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

specifically: a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions in the United States, with approximately 40 million people suffering from it. The following are some of the types of anxiety disorders.

There are several advantages to consider TMS:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Social phobia

Anxiety disorders remain some of the most treatable mental health conditions, with a number of resources available to help reduce symptoms and improve one’s quality of life. In most cases, people experiencing an anxiety disorder benefit most from a combination of medication and therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation, individual therapy).

Unfortunately, not everyone with an anxiety disorder responds to traditional forms of treatment. Others may respond to more non-conventional therapies like transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS.

While TMS therapy for anxiety is not the usual go-to for anxiety disorder treatment. Studies have shown that those with anxiety disorders who receive TMS therapy report a decrease in the following symptoms:

  • Restlessness
  • Sleep problem
  • Irritability
  • Frequent urination
  • Shortness of breath
  • Blurred vision
  • Muscle tension
  • Excessive sweating
  • Problems concentrating
  • Digestion problems
  • Headaches