Anxiety Specialist

Boris Kawliche, MD -  - Psychiatry

Brandon TMS and Psychiatry

Boris Kawliche, MD

Psychiatry located in Brandon, FL

Anxiety is a natural part of life, but for some, an anxiety disorder can affect their experience of the world. Brandon TMS and Psychiatry in Brandon, Florida, offers innovative treatments for anxiety that can help you find stability and peace. Don’t live with the daily challenges of anxiety when help is available. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is what fuels the human “fight or flight” response, and is necessary for human life. When you experience stress, either in the environment around you or in your thoughts, your body responds to that stress with anxiety. 

You may notice your heart rate and breathing increasing, a flutter in your stomach, tingling or sweating skin, or a general sense of malaise. These are all normal reactions, and help guide your behaviors to help you avoid potential danger. 

An anxiety disorder occurs when feelings of anxiety last for more than six months, are extreme or begin to interfere with your normal daily routines. 

Anxiety disorders are among the most common types of mental illness in the nation and can affect anyone at any age. Brandon TMS and Psychiatry can diagnose and treat all types of anxiety disorders.  

What are some types of anxiety disorders? 

Anxiety plays a role in many different mental health disorders, including:

  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Phobia
  • Panic disorder
  • Illness anxiety disorder (formerly hypochondria)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Separation anxiety disorder

Many people also experience anxiety attacks, which are episodes of severe apprehension and worry, fear, feeling dizzy or faint, sweating, distress, and chills or hot flashes. 

An anxiety attack can be incredibly frightening, and often feels as though you are no longer in full control of your mind or body. 

What can be done to treat anxiety?

There are many ways to treat anxiety. Some men and women find relief through cognitive behavioral therapy. 

This process trains you to identify negative thought patterns and evaluate your physical and mental environment more objectively, which helps you choose appropriate and healthy behaviors. 

Drug therapy can also be an effective treatment for anxiety. Many people find relief through a combination of talk therapy and drug therapy. 

Brandon TMS and Psychiatry also offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for anxiety. A growing body of evidence supports the off-label use of transcranial magnetic stimulation in treating anxiety. 

This approach requires no sedation, is painless, noninvasive, and has a very low risk of adverse effects. 

If you’d like more information about TMS and other treatments for anxiety, come in for a one-on-one consultation at Brandon TMS and Psychiatry today. You can book your visit online or with a simple phone call, so don’t delay getting the help you need.