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What Everyone Ought to Know About Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are mental health complications affecting a majority of adults and adolescents. In most cases, your anxiety may not respond well to conventional therapies; calling for advanced treatment options. MindSet is geared towards fighting San Diego anxiety through advanced methods like repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (PrTMS).

What You Should Know About Anxiety Disorders

It is observed that patients with anxiety disorders are on high alert even in the absence of a threat. When anxious, the brain responds by releasing hormones and neurotransmitters energizing the body to handle the supposed threat to escape harm. Biochemicals return to normal after you overcome the threat and the feelings of anxiety.

In a state of high anxiety, the brain’s electrical activity waves tend to vary from the norm. PrTMS® can restore normal brainwaves by balancing between the relief for anxiety and neuron activity.

Basic Info About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Not long ago, OCD was considered a type of anxiety disorder until its reclassification into its category of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders in the fifth edition of Manual of Mental Disorders. People with OCD tend to have obsessions in the form of unwanted and repetitive feelings that you may not have full control over. When you evade anxiety through compulsion it may temporarily relieve anxiety, but the intrusive thoughts are likely to return in the long run.

As with anxiety disorders, studies indicate abnormal electrical activity in the brain of a patient with OCD. PrTMS is used to modify brainwaves and alleviate symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. FDA approves Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for treating OCD.

What is TMS?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a therapy that stimulates activity in your neurons using a device that conveys magnetic pulses into the brain. Repeated delivery of TMS restores the regular brainwave activity and delivers a long term improvement in mental health conditions like OCD and anxiety. Magnetic waves are produced to treat the targeted areas and exclude the rest of your brain.

Understanding PrTMS

PrTMS treats OCD and anxiety through EEG but personalizes it to meet the brainwave pattern of your brain. The MindSet team has developed three unique steps to optimize your PrTMS results.

The first step of your treatment involves mapping your brainwave activity with the help of an electroencephalogram (EEG). MindSet uses ComfortScan™ EEG to produce an accurate image of the electrical activity in your brain to identify brain arrhythmias.

The second step of your treatment involves a complete questionnaire identifying symptoms to give the team a comprehensive analysis of your mental health. Your caregiver targets precise locations of your brain with a focus on particular challenges.

The innovative Peaklogic Software assesses self-reported symptoms and the EEG data. The advanced program produces information needed to formulate a personalized PrTMS therapy protocol for each brain mapping procedure.

What to Expect During a PrTMS Treatment?

Your initial treatment comprises five sessions every six to eight weeks, each lasting for about thirty minutes, after which you can resume your daily routine. You have additional access to the lowest level of TMS intensity to reach the optimal results.

When you visit MindSet, you will have an improvement in your OCD and anxiety symptoms several weeks after your PrTMS treatment commencement. Based on individual differences, you may or not notice visible results within a few days.

Bottom Line

When battling anxiety or OCD that is not responding to conventional treatments, PrTMS can be of help. You can call the practice or use the online booking feature.