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What is Anxiety?

March 30, 2022

Anxiety is a normal human emotion that we all experience at one point or another. It's what we feel when we're worried, nervous, or scared about something. For most people, anxiety is a temporary condition that goes away once the situation has passed. But for some, anxiety can become a chronic condition that interferes with daily life.

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in the United States, affecting 40 million adults. It can manifest in many different ways, such as excessive worrying, panic attacks, phobias, or social anxiety.

Let's break down what we know about anxiety:

What causes anxiety?

There is no single cause of anxiety. It can be caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, and life experiences. Anxiety disorders tend to run in families, but it's not clear why. It's also been linked to periods of stress in your life.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

The symptoms of anxiety can vary from person to person. But common symptoms include excessive worrying, racing thoughts, feelings of panic or dread, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, muscle tension, and insomnia.

How is anxiety treated?

There are many different ways to treat anxiety. Some people may need medication to control their symptoms, while others may benefit from therapy or lifestyle changes. Several self-help techniques can be helpful, such as deep breathing exercises and mindfulness meditation.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a treatment we offer at our clinic that has been shown to be effective for treating anxiety. TMS works by stimulating a part of the brain that is responsible for mood. The treatment is non-invasive, FDA-approved, and has very few side effects.

What are the different kinds of anxiety disorders?

There are several different types of anxiety disorders, each with its own set of symptoms. The most common types include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorders.

  • Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive worrying about everyday things.
  • Social anxiety disorder is a fear of social situations that can cause extreme discomfort or embarrassment.
  • Panic disorder is marked by sudden episodes of intense fear or terror, often accompanied by physical symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness.

If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, it's important to get help. There are many treatments available that can help you manage your symptoms and live a normal life. One such treatment is TMS, which is a safe and effective treatment for anxiety disorders.

If you're interested in learning more about TMS, please contact us today and learn more about how we can help you.

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