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What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is characterized by nervousness, worry, and dread that arise in us from time to time, typically due to a stressful situation. Dealing with anxiety for six months or longer may mean you have an anxiety disorder, a common mental health condition. Anxiety and depression generally exist together, resulting in a variation called anxious depression. We diagnose and treat anxious depression using Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) at TMS Therapy Center. Schedule an appointment at our Houston, TX practice today to learn more.

What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety?

Anxiety is a common condition that manifests through various psychological and physical symptoms, which can significantly affect daily functioning and overall quality of life. These symptoms may vary widely among individuals, but they commonly include a mix of emotional and physical reactions to perceived stress or danger. Some of the symptoms associated with anxiety include:

  • Excessive worrying about everyday decisions and events
  • Feeling restless, wound-up, or on edge
  • Fatigue easily despite not engaging in strenuous activities
  • Difficulty concentrating or feeling as though the mind goes blank
  • Irritability, which may be noticeable to others
  • Muscle tension involving aches or pains
  • Difficulty controlling feelings of worry
  • Sleep problems, such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, restlessness at night, or unsatisfying sleep
  • Panic attacks, marked by sudden feelings of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something terrible is going to happen

How Is Anxiety Treated?

Our Houston, TX practice offers BrainsWay Deep TMS as the first FDA-approved TMS treatment option for anxiety symptoms resulting from depression. Before you undergo any sessions, you will have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Maxwell for a diagnosis and to determine if you are a suitable candidate for Deep TMS. Utilizing magnetic pulses, Deep TMS works by stimulating the neural activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), which is the region in the brain that plays a crucial role in mood regulation. After a number of sessions, which the total number will be discussed in your consultation, you should start to notice a decrease in your anxiety symptoms.

Freedom from Anxiety

If you have been diagnosed with depression and are also experiencing frequent bouts of anxiety, consider Deep TMS treatments at TMS Therapy Center. We are a provider of BrainsWay Deep TMS treatments and can help you find the peace of mind that you deserve. Call our office in Houston, TX to schedule a consultation today.

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What are the symptoms of anxiety?

In addition to emotional symptoms, like fear and panic, anxiety can also cause many physical symptoms. Common signs of an anxiety disorder or anxious depression include quick heart rate, trembling, sweating, rapid breathing, nausea, stomach upset, trouble falling or staying asleep, muscle tension, and difficulty concentrating.

Can anxiety make you feel sick?

Yes. Nausea is just one of the many forms anxiety can take in patients. Additionally, it could feel like sickness in the form of diarrhea, constipation, or a general upset stomach.

How long do anxiety attacks last?

In most cases, panic attacks will only anywhere from 5 – 20 minutes. However, severe panic attacks can last for around an hour. The frequency of these anxiety attacks will also vary depending on the severity of your anxiety.

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