Just about everyone knows what it’s like to feel anxious. Anxiety is a normal response to stressors in our lives that put us on high alert, like family issues, changing jobs, moving, and many more.
Anxiety is actually a natural mechanism designed to alert you to danger so you can respond appropriately to protect yourself. So, a little anxiety is good. The problem comes when the fears and worries don’t go away, even when the triggering event is over. Your body remains in a state of high alert, and you can’t relax.
When your symptoms reach this point, this is called an anxiety disorder. At Texas Mind Science, with offices in Flower Mound and Richardson, Texas, we have experience treating anxiety disorders. If you have several of the symptoms listed below, it may be time to book an appointment with us to begin treating this issue.
What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders?
One of the biggest signs of an anxiety disorder is excessive worrying. This refers to a disproportionate worry in response to normal, everyday events that would not normally trigger this severe of a reaction.
Agitation can also indicate anxiety. When you feel anxious, your nervous system can kick in, heightening your senses to help you in fight or flight. Your brain thinks you’re in danger, but if there is no actual threat, your body’s response (rapid breathing, increased heart rate, sweating, shaking, etc.) can be debilitating.
Restlessness, or an uncomfortable urge to move, can be a sign of an anxiety disorder, as can fatigue, tense muscles, trouble falling and staying asleep, and feeling highly irritable. Panic attacks, irrational fears, and avoiding social situations can play a role as well.
How Can You Treat Anxiety Disorders?
Therapy is usually one of the first options to treat anxiety. Counselors work with you to help you learn how to better control the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that contribute to anxiety. Medication is also an effective option for many people.
At Texas Mind Science, we also offer a treatment called CloudTMS that uses magnetic pulses to activate neurons in your brain, which helps to boost your neurotransmitters and reduce your anxiety. The CloudTMS device is placed against your head so the magnetic pulses can reach the targeted area of the brain.
Each treatment session lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, and most patients get the best results with treatments five days a week for four to six weeks.
If you found yourself nodding in recognition as you read through these symptoms, contact Texas Mind Science today to set up an appointment to talk to one of our doctors. Feel free to call either location or send us a message to schedule your appointment.
You don’t have to be anxious all the time. Let us help you today.