Anxiety is a powerful emotion characterized by feelings of constant worry, apprehension, and tension. It is a physiological reaction to the stress your body and mind experiences. Persistent and excessive anxiety can interfere with your daily life activities, transforming into a mental health disorder. 

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., affecting over 40 million adults, or 19.1% of the population. Women are more likely than men to experience an anxiety disorder. Studies show 23.4% of women, compared to 14.3% of men, have an anxiety disorder in a given year. An estimated 31.9% of adolescents aged 13-18 experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives, with females again being more affected (38.0%) than males (26.1%)

At Shore Clinical TMS & Wellness Center, we are on a mission to help our patients overcome the complexities associated with anxiety, using TMS therapy.


The Different Types of Anxiety

Anxiety can manifest in various ways, both physically and emotionally. These are some of the common types of anxiety disorders, each with its specific set of triggers and symptoms: 

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): People with GAD may find it hard to control their worry and may experience restlessness, fatigue, trouble concentrating, muscle tension, sleep problems, and irritability. 

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD): It’s characterized by intense fear of social situations and scrutiny. 

Panic Disorder: Panic disorder comprises sudden episodes of intense fear or discomfort that escalate within minutes. They often experience panic attacks and a variety of physical symptoms like shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, sweating, nausea, or chills.

Phobias: Usually a familiar term, phobias are characterized by a persistently irrational fear of a particular object or situation. Some common phobias include fear of spiders (arachnophobia), fear of heights (acrophobia), fear of enclosed spaces (claustrophobia), and fear of flying (aerophobia).

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): People with OCD may have obsessions about germs, contamination, order, or symmetry. They may also have compulsions, such as handwashing, cleaning, counting, or checking things repeatedly.


Understanding Anxiety Symptoms

Here's a breakdown of the common symptoms of anxiety:

Emotional Symptoms:

  • Feeling nervous, restless, on edge, or irritable
  • Fear of losing control
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
  • Anticipation of the worst happening (catastrophizing)
  • Feeling like you can't escape a situation (being trapped)
  • Having a sense of impending doom

Physical Symptoms

  • Increased heart rate
  • Rapid breathing (hyperventilation)
  • Sweating
  • Muscle tension
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • Headaches
  • Stomach Ache or nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Trembling or shaking

Our TMS Treatment for Anxiety


Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, and Shore Clinical TMS & Wellness Center is here to support you on your journey to feeling better.

Our TMS therapy targets the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), a part of the brain that plays a vital role in mood and anxiety regulation. By stimulating this area, TMS can help to reset the neural pathways. This helps reduce anxiety symptoms and improve your overall mental health.

Learn more about TMS therapy for anxiety.

Remember, you're not alone in this. At Shore Clinical TMS & Wellness Center, we aim to provide compassionate care to help you manage your anxiety and live a life filled with peace and well-being.