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Anxiety

TMS & Neurocare & Psychiatric Services located in Chicago, Crystal Lake, Hinsdale, Wheaton and Skokie, IL

Anxiety

About Anxiety

If you struggle with anxiety and haven’t found relief from other treatments, seek help from the specialists at Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, Crystal Lake, Hinsdale, and Wheaton, Illinois. The board-certified psychiatrists and TMS specialists offer highly effective anxiety treatments for children, teenagers, and adults. Schedule a mental health evaluation at Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers by phone or request one online today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a condition that affects your mood, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It’s common among children and adults and sometimes feels crippling when not addressed. The Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers experts are highly skilled in treating anxiety disorders and conditions associated with them, such as depression, suicidal thoughts, and panic attacks.

What may indicate I have anxiety?

Anxiety symptoms may present as the following:

  • Racing heartbeat
  • Ongoing worry or fear
  • Intense fear of things that aren’t dangerous (phobias)
  • Panic
  • Sense of doom
  • Hyperventilation
  • Sweating
  • Feeling anxious in social situations
  • Substance misuse
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Social isolation
  • Ongoing stress
  • Avoiding anxiety triggers
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating 

Anxiety can interfere with your job, schooling, relationships, and overall quality of life. It may even affect your physical health when not treated.

What can increase my risk of anxiety?

While the cause of anxiety isn’t always known, personal and family histories of anxiety can increase your risk of developing it. Other risk factors include stressful or traumatic life events, brain chemistry changes, physical medical issues, depression, and drug or alcohol misuse. 

Do I have anxiety?

The Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers experts discuss your symptoms and medical history to get to know you. They ask about past diagnoses, family history of mental health concerns, medications, and more.

A mental health specialist also completes a psychiatric evaluation by asking questions about your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. They create a personalized treatment plan that provides anxiety relief. 

How does a TMS specialist treat anxiety?

The Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers team may suggest transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for your anxiety and one or more other treatments:

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers specializes in TMS therapy, a treatment that places a coil on your scalp to emit magnetic fields that alter nerve cells in your brain, diminishing bothersome symptoms. You might undergo TMS five days per week for 4-6 weeks to achieve the most benefit. TMS is often effective for reducing anxiety if other treatments have failed.

Lifestyle changes

Reducing stress, eating nutritious foods, getting regular exercise, and having a strong social support network in place may reduce bothersome anxiety symptoms. 

Medications

Taking medications helps ease fears and other symptoms of anxiety, depression, and additional common mental health issues. 

Therapy

Your Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers specialist may recommend individualized, couples, or family therapy to help you adopt strategies that make coping with anxiety easier.

Schedule an anxiety evaluation at Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers by phone or request one online today for relief.