Anxiety

Anxiety is the leading mental 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.

depression underlying their symptoms. 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 in the treatment of depression, TMS therapy may also help patients with anxiety even if significant depression is not present. A small number of studies have suggested that TMS may benefit patients with GAD. The protocol available at TMS Australia is based on this research and it aims at reducing activity in an overactive area of the brain.

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TMS can be applied to the right side of the brain that is hyperactive in anxiety

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