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Anxiety

Dymphna San Diego TMS, Inc.

Board-Certified Adult Psychiatry and Neurology & Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Chula Vista, CA

It’s normal to feel anxious on the first day of school or before a big interview. However, when anxiety starts to affect your day-to-day activities, you may have an anxiety disorder. Ernest de Guzman, MD, Benjamin Gross, MD, and the board-certified team of adult psychiatrists, neurologists, and internal medicine physicians at Dymphna San Diego TMS, Inc., in Chula Vista, California, understand how anxiety affects your quality of life. They offer innovative transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy to improve your symptoms so you can get back to doing the things that bring you joy. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book online today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is how your body responds to stressful situations with unknown outcomes, sometimes experiencing fear, worry, unease, or excitement. 

For most people, the feelings of anxiety improve and resolve once the root cause of the stress is gone. However, for some, anxiety symptoms don’t improve or resolve. Instead, their symptoms are excessive and occur in response to everyday activities such as going to the grocery store. 

When your anxiety is excessive and chronic, and interferes with your daily life, you may have an anxiety disorder. 

What are the types of anxiety disorders?

There are many types of anxiety disorders. Though triggers and symptoms vary, all anxiety disorders can cause paralyzing fear, worry, and nervousness.

Some of the common types of anxiety disorders include:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Phobias
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder


A combination of certain genetics and environmental factors increase a person’s risk of developing an anxiety disorder. 

Many people with major depressive disorder also experience anxiety. 

How is anxiety treated?

Traditional treatment for anxiety includes a combination of anti-anxiety medication and psychotherapy. You may also benefit from antidepressant medication, depending on your symptoms and diagnosis. 

The health care experts at Dymphna San Diego TMS, Inc., specialize in treating anxiety and anxiety disorders and offer non-invasive transcranial stimulation therapy (TMS) as a treatment option to help ease symptoms and improve your quality of life. 

What is TMS therapy?

TMS therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate specific nerve cells in your brain and alleviate symptoms. Dymphna San Diego TMS, Inc., uses the advanced BrainsWay® treatment platform for TMS therapy. 

This innovative tool provides deep TMS treatment, reaching deeper and broader structures within your brain to get the desired results. 

Your provider at Dymphna San Diego TMS, Inc., determines if you would benefit from TMS therapy during your consultation. They may recommend TMS therapy if your anxiety fails to improve with traditional treatments. 

With TMS therapy, your provider recommends treatments five days a week for up to six weeks. Each treatment takes about 20 minutes, and there’s no downtime following your session. Your provider recommends you continue therapy and medication for your anxiety when receiving your TMS therapy. 

To get relief from your anxiety so you can get back to living your best life, contact Dymphna San Diego TMS, Inc., by phone, or schedule an appointment online today. 

We Treat the Following Conditions:

Major Depressive Disorder

PTSD

Anxiety

ADHD

Dementia

Parkinson's Disease

Migraines

 

The Treatment:

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
(TMS)

 

Accepted Insurances

Dymphna San Diego TMS accepts VA, Medicare and PPO. Click on “View full list of companies” to see a list of commonly accepted insurances. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office .

Medicare
TriWest
VA