Anxiety Specialist

Antidote TMS

TMS located in Tulsa, OK

If anxiety has taken over your life and you are searching for relief, transcranial magnetic stimulation is an option worth considering. The team at Antidote TMS offers this revolutionary treatment to men and women from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and beyond. To explore this option in more detail, call the office to set up a visit or schedule an appointment online.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s also a critical part of why humans have survived and thrived. Anxiety is what fuels your fight or flight response, and without it, survival would be a difficult prospect.

When you encounter a stressful scenario like a car cutting you off in traffic or an aggressive dog off its leash, your body reacts by releasing cortisol and adrenaline, among other hormones. Those hormones prompt a reaction, whether that means braking and steering to the side or backing away from an aggressive animal. 

Unfortunately, some men and women have an abnormal response to stress, which can lead to chronic anxiety or anxiety disorders. 

What are some common anxiety disorders? 

There are many different types of anxiety disorders, some of which can make it very difficult to navigate normal daily routines. Some examples include:

  • Social anxiety disorder, or a fear of judgment in social settings
  • Illness anxiety disorder, or fear of a health problem
  • Panic disorder, or recurring panic attacks
  • Phobias, or fears of specific situations, objects, or activities
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or recurring and irrational thoughts
  • Separation anxiety disorder, or fear of being away from loved ones
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, or anxiety following a traumatic event

If you suspect you or a loved one has an anxiety disorder, it’s important to seek treatment right away. 

How can TMS treat anxiety disorders?

Many men and women can find relief from anxiety disorders through cognitive behavioral therapy or medication, but these efforts don’t work for everyone. In cases where other treatments have failed to yield optimal results, transcranial magnetic stimulation offers another treatment path. 

The process involves directing a magnetic pulse into your brain. Researchers believe this therapy helps the neurons in your brain return to normal activity levels, easing anxieties. Several research projects suggest that TMS therapy creates positive results in patients with anxiety disorders. 

TMS therapy is FDA-approved for treatment of depression. For patients who are diagnosed with both depression and anxiety, it’s possible that health insurance may cover a portion of the expense.

If you’d like more information about the role TMS might play in your anxiety treatment plan, call or schedule an appointment online for a one-on-one consultation.