Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Anxiety Q & A
What are the signs that I have an anxiety disorder?
Simple everyday life and stress contribute to anxiety. An irregularly anxious response may develop due to a genetic predisposition or previous experience and trauma. Sometimes, your brain chemistry is just different.
Anxiety symptoms show up differently in each person but share some common characteristics. Signs that you have an unusual amount of anxiety include:
- -Worst-case thinking
- -Overthinking plans and solutions
- -Difficulty concentrating
- -Inability to let go of worries
- -Feeling restless or on edge most of the time
- -Worrying about things that are out of proportion to a specific event
- -Perceiving situations or events as threatening even when they don’t pose any danger
Your anxiety affects your life by disrupting sleep, causing muscle tension, and interfering with digestion. Some people experience unexplained sweating or numbness in their hands and feet, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations.
People of all ages can suffer from an anxiety disorder. More than 40 million people in the United States suffer from anxiety.
When should I seek care for anxiety?
If anxiety consumes your days and sometimes causes panic attack-like responses, it is worth an evaluation from Pusch Ridge Behavioral Health. If you notice you try to ease symptoms with alcohol or drugs, seek medical care. If you have tried medication and psychotherapy for your depression without getting the relief you want, Deep TMS may be an option. Immediate treatment is necessary if you have suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
Anxiety disorders include a number of conditions, including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias, and other disorders. We can help you determine if TMS is a treatment option for you.
If you have anxiety that interferes with your work, relationships, and quality of life, call Pusch Ridge Behavioral Health.