Anxiety is our body’s way of alarming us to a potential risk or stress in our environment. Too much anxiety though can lead to difficulty getting through the day, panic attacks, isolation, and excessive feelings of worry.
Thousands of individuals suffer with a form of anxiety disorder every day. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “an estimated 31.1% of U.S. adults experience any anxiety disorder at some time in their lives”. General Anxiety Disorder is diagnosed by persistent feelings of worry and restlessness and makes it hard to live a normal life. Anxiety can trigger fear of unlikely circumstances for no apparent reason and induce panic attacks.
“Women are twice as likely to be affected” by anxiety compared to men according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. As a disease that gradually develops, it can be more evident with time and can also be linked to biological factors and different life challenges. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are closely related to anxiety disorders, which some may experience at the same time as depression.
When the need to worry consumes their life, losing control and feeling helpless can overtake an individual’s life. Understanding the symptoms for you or your loved ones can help return to a life where we feel in control again and less stressful. Learn more about your anxiety with our anxiety quiz.
TMS Therapy for Anxiety
TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and is a safe, effective treatment involving the repeated stimulation of certain areas of the brain with a powerful but non-invasive electromagnetic current that can be used to treat certain mental illnesses like depression and OCD. TMS Therapy is FDA cleared and has become an effective alternative for medication resistant individuals struggling with different mental health disorders, as well as those who struggled to find relief after attempting traditional therapy and medication, and those who use it to augment the effects of their medication.
TMS is focused on treating the brain and has seen success in patients struggling with anxiety or depression.
From a patient at Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry who struggled with anxiety, “I am depressed, I think I’m going crazy. I feel anxious and in need of help. My family made me come because I’m having such trouble focusing on work and my job is stressing me out.”
Patient presented with self-life stressors, occupational problems, social problems, and issues with primary support groups. Displaying anxiety, depression and difficulty getting along with family members, getting along with friends, and initiating intimate relationships.”
Patient states that although it is a commitment to come into the office for treatments, she knows that it is working, and that the treatment has helped her since she started. Patient felt like it was rough in the beginning but has noticed significant changes and feels like she is doing great. Patient said, “TMS has helped me to not feel depressed or anxious despite having ongoing personal situations going on.”
The results show a drop in the Generalized Anxiety score of the patient beginning at 19 and after 6 treatments dropping to 5. This reflects a 73% decrease in Anxiety and 280% overall change. TMS treats disorders at the source, the brain. By sending powerful pulses to reactivate sluggish areas of the brain that cause anxiety, reactivating these areas and significantly improving the patient’s mood. It requires no downtime or sedation, is safe and shown to help those struggling with anxiety or depression.
With advanced, alternative options such as TMS Therapy, people who struggle with anxiety can find relief and begin to heal their anxiety at the source and regain control of their lives again. There is hope. Find a TMS Provider near you today or take our anxiety quiz if you think you might be struggling with some of these symptoms.