Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. In fact, everybody experiences anxiety from time to time. It presents itself when we are feeling scared, stressed or worried but it passes once the trigger has passed.
However, people with a true anxiety disorder experience both psychological and physiological symptoms on a regular basis, and in many cases, it can be debilitating. People with anxiety disorders often have excessive and intense worry and fear of common situations.
Examples of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), panic disorder, specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. Many anxiety disorders bring about very unpleasant body sensations. Although they can be quite scary and even uncomfortable, it is possible to learn to control them and lead a very successful and fulfilling life despite your condition. Treatment should be started as soon as possible.
Like any medical condition, the sooner you can start treatment for an anxiety disorder, the better. The longer it goes without getting help, the more severe your condition can become. There are many great treatment options available including medication, therapy, alternative treatments, and self-help options. TMS can offer sufferers of anxiety an alternative treatment option by working directly on the associated areas of the brain. Anti-anxiety medication may be reduced or eliminated after successful treatment with TMS.