Even more statistically significant than depression, anxiety leads as the most commonly diagnosed mental illness in the United States, affecting more than 18% of the adult population every year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. It has long been established that depression and anxiety typically present together. In fact, approximately half of the patients diagnosed with depression have some type of anxiety disorder as well.
Antidepressants and/or anxiolytics along with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are the most common anxiety treatments. Since even the best existing treatments leave many patients experiencing anxiety without relief, alternative treatments such as TMS are needed. The research supporting TMS as a treatment for major depressive disorder indicates that TMS is also a viable treatment for anxiety disorders. Since these diagnoses often go hand-in-hand, treating patients that present with anxiety is important in helping them achieve remission from both anxiety and depression through TMS. TMS is FDA-approved for treating anxiety, so explore providers near you who might be able to help.