Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Anxiety is a feeling of fear or panic that can arise when a situation is perceived as threatening.

When these feelings become excessive, regular or uncontrollable, to the point where it begins to affect your everyday life, it may be an anxiety disorder.

People suffering from anxiety can experience a range of psychological, physiological and behavioural symptoms.

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder

Psychological Symptoms

  • Feeling nervous, fearful or unable to relax
  • Lack of concentration
  • Irritability
  • Depersonalisation
  • Worrying

Physical Symptoms

  • Heart Palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dry mouth

Behavioural Consequences

In order to stop or prevent these feelings of anxiety, people will often avoid or attempt to escape situations in which these feelings may arise.

These behavioural coping strategies can hinder one’s ability to overcome the anxiety.

Conventional Treatments

Conventional treatment options available:

  • Medication
  • Mindfulness
  • CBT

rTMS Treatment for Anxiety

rTMS is a treatment which targets the specific brain circuits affected by the anxiety disorder. Many trials have supported the significant effect of rTMS as a treatment form for generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).

rTMS at Smart TMS, Ireland

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder is available at Smart TMS Ireland, based at our clinic in Dublin.