Posted on February 14, 2019 by TMS Clinics Australia

Anxiety is the leading mental health condition in Australia, with 2 million of us suffering from an anxiety disorder each year.

 

Although it is normal to be stressed occasionally, prolonged anxiety (also called Generalised Anxiety Disorder, or GAD) is not to be overlooked as it impacts our social interactions and physical health as well.

 

Psychological symptoms of anxiety:

 

  • Restlessness
  • Worrying
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty to concentrate

Physical symptoms of anxiety:

 

  • Headaches or dizziness
  • tiredness, insomnia
  • palpitations, short breath
  • trembling or shaking
  • excessive sweating
  • nausea, stomach ache

 

TMS is an effective treatment for depression, and anxiety symptoms will often improve during a course of TMS therapy.

Although its use is not as well-established as it is for the treatment of depression, TMS therapy may also help patients with anxiety even if significant depression is not present.

 

Accumulating evidence suggests that TMS may benefit patients with GAD. The protocol available at TMS Australia is based on current research and it aims at reducing activity in an overactive area of the brain.