TMS Therapy For Anxiety

Posted by Bella Flow on February 27th, 2020

TMS therapy, a treatment that is FDA approved, has helped many individuals that suffer from depression.  It can also work for those that suffer from PTSD and anxiety. In Europe, doctors are using it to treat many other conditions as well, such as Parkinson’s, nicotine addiction, stroke rehabilitation, chronic pain, and Alzheimer’s.  Today we will look at how TMS therapy can help treat those that suffer from anxiety.


Anxiety is a mental health condition that involves a feeling of fear.  If bad enough, it can interfere with a person’s daily life. Symptoms of anxiety may include restlessness, GI issues, irritability, racing or unwanted thoughts, trembling, muscle tension, shortness of breath, excessive worrying, palpitations, and more.  Many people have anxiety when starting a new job, going on a first date, giving a presentation, or going to an interview.


TMS therapy can help those that suffer from anxiety.  TMS works great for those that suffer from depression.  As we all know, depression and anxiety are interwoven together in many cases.  A person can suffer from both at the same time. Persons that are using TMS therapy for depression are seeing their anxiety symptoms dwell down as well.


If a person just has anxiety, they should know that studies have been concluded for using TMS therapy for anxiety.  It has been found that this treatment works for a variety of anxiety conditions, including generalized anxiety, panic disorders, and OCD.


Anxiety is a condition that many do not understand unless they have had it.  Persons that suffer from this condition do not want to feel the way that they do.  Nor would they wish for anyone to have anxiety. With TMS therapy, there is hope for them.  Medications do not always work well for individuals. Counseling is not always an answer either, as people may work themselves up beforehand.  The good thing with TMS is that it can be used in conjunction with medication or counseling. Or it can be done by itself.


There are some side effects of using TMS therapy for anxiety.  These may include a headache, lightheadedness, spasms or twitching of the face, and scalp discomfort at the site of the TMS site.  However, these side effects are mild and do not last very long. For a person suffering from anxiety, these side effects may be welcomed over what they feel each day with anxiety’s side effects.


Unfortunately, TMS is not for everyone.  Those that have any bullet fragments or shrapnel in their bodies can not have the procedure done.  Individuals that have stents, brain stimulators, aneurysm coils or clips, or electrodes for brain monitoring are not eligible for TMS.  Other factors that will stop a person from having TMS include any magnetic implants, cochlear implants, an implanted Vagus Nerve, pacemakers, or any other implanted electrical device.  You will also want to let your provider know if you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant soon. 

You will also want to be upfront about the medications are you taking.  This includes all supplements, vitamins, minerals, holistic practices, OTC medications, and prescriptions. The provider should also ask you if there is any history of seizures either in your or your family.

TMS therapy shows promising results for those that are suffering from anxiety.  If you have this condition, do not be afraid to ask your doctor about TMS treatments, as they can help you live a better life.

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