Is Anxiety Taking Over Your Life?

Many of us experience anxiety from time to time. You may have felt it while applying for a job or when attending an event where you don’t know anyone. While occasional anxiety is normal, persistent anxiety is not.

What is chronic anxiety?

Chronic anxiety, which is also known as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), is a condition characterized by excessive and exaggerated worry.

People suffering from GAD tend to have ongoing and excessive worry or tension, often feel restless, and have unrealistic view of problems. Their anxiety does not just affect the way they think, feel, and behave, it can also affect them physically.

Those living with GAD may experience muscle aches and tension, headaches, nausea, fatigue, trouble falling or staying asleep, difficulty in breathing, and trembling.

Effects of GAD

A person suffering from GAD is plagued with constant worry, dread, and fear. This, in turn, can affect different areas of his/her life including school, work, and relationships.

Managing Anxiety Disorders with TMS Therapy

Anxiety disorders can be managed. Some of the most common ways of managing anxiety disorders include anti-anxiety medications, behavioral therapy, and cognitive therapy. However, if none of these work for you, then you may try TMS therapy.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS is a safe, effective, and noninvasive way of managing conditions like anxiety. It works by creating a magnetic field for inducing a small electric current in a specific area of the brain. The small electric current suppresses the overactive area of the brain, leading to reduction of anxiety symptoms.

If you’re considering TMS therapy, NeurOasis in Tucson can help. We are dedicated to treating patients suffering from conditions like GAD who are no longer responsive to traditional treatments. To find out more how TMS therapy can help your anxiety disorder, schedule a free consultation with us today.

KOMO News: Depression treatment has success when medication doesn’t

Millions of Americans suffer from depression each day, including Seattle resident Jim Broulette. According a recent KOMO News article…

Millions of Americans suffer from depression each day, including Seattle resident Jim Broulette. According a recent KOMO News article, Broulette has battled depression and anxiety for half his life, managing it with medication. Until recently, standard drug treatments have worked for him.

Following his unsuccessful response to medication, Broulette was advised to try transcranial magnetic stimulation as an alternative treatment method by the Seattle Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center. To KOMO News, Broulette reported a significant change in his life, stating that his love of people and interaction was restored.

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2008, TMS has begun to become more available across the United States. Many patients such as Broulette have seen positive results- 60 percent of which see benefits lasting up to a year after the standard treatment course, which includes five sessions a week for a month.

Read the full article, including commentary from Steattle Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center physician, Dr. Suzanne Kerns, and learn more about TMS here.