What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions in the UK, with up to 1 in 4 people suffering at some point in their life.
Anxiety symptoms can be both psychological and physical. These will vary from person to person but may include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feelings of dread
- Feelings of being on edge
- Problems sleeping
- Heart palpitations
- Shortness of breath
- Dry mouth
Though research is limited, doctors have successfully used TMS to treat Anxiety. Studies have shown significant benefits for individuals who have been diagnosed with “anxious depression” or depression and comorbid Anxiety. Both depression and Anxiety have been reduced through TMS in these cases.
It’s a non-invasive therapy that uses magnetic pulses to calm the areas of your brain that control your responses to threats or fears. We are now offering TMS treatment to patients from the age of 14.
Treating Anxiety and Depression with TMS Therapy
FutureHealth TMS offers the most advanced brain stimulation technology, known as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy. There is no need to be concerned about medical procedures or side effects of TMS.
Anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder cause hyperactivity in the amygdala. The amygdala plays an essential role in processing emotions, especially in stressful or life-threatening situations, which may trigger the fight or flight response.
During treatment, you will receive a series of short pulses of magnetic energy to the brain. TMS therapy is a well-tolerated, non-invasive treatment that does not require anesthesia or sedation. TMS is an effective treatment for Anxiety and depression. In bilateral TMS treatments, magnetic fields raise activity in the left DLPFC and reduce activity in the right DLPFC. Because fear can be fueled by hyperactivity in the right brain, lowering activity levels can help relieve anxiety symptoms.
After hundreds of small studies conducted all over the world with very positive results, there is now more confidence that TMS can be an effective treatment for various anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder
Can TMS help with my panic attacks?
Symptoms of Panic Attack include:
- Racing heartbeat
- Chest or stomach pain
- Breathing difficulty
- Weakness or dizziness
- Feeling hot or a cold chill
- Tingly or numb hands
TMS therapy has proven to be a highly effective and safe treatment for all forms of Anxiety, including Phobias and Panic Disorder. Clinical studies evidence that as high as 70% of anxiety sufferers have a significant improvement response to TMS.
Can TMS make Anxiety worse?
The use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for affective disorders and Anxiety has been shown to be effective. However, some reports have linked the treatment with an increase in Anxiety among volunteers who are not diagnosed or affected by these conditions themselves
If you are looking for an effective treatment for your Anxiety, TMS may be the answer.
Contact FutureHealth TMS today to schedule a free consultation.