TMS for Treatment of Anxiety Disorders:
Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental disorders, with few effective neuropharmacological treatments, making treatments development critical. While noninvasive neuromodulation can successfully treat depression, few treatment targets have been identified specifically for anxiety disorders.
Here authors tested the hypothesis that inhibitory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) targeting this region would reduce induced anxiety. The study results suggest that 1 Hz parietal stimulation may be an effective treatment for clinical anxiety.
(Low-frequency parietal repetitive transcranialmagnetic stimulation reduces fear and anxiety: Nicholas L. Balderston 1,2, Emily M. Beydler1, Madeline Goodwin1, Zhi-De Deng3, Thomas Radman3, Bruce Luber3, Sarah H. Lisanby3, Monique Ernst1 and Christian Grillon1)
TMS for Treatment of PTSD:
There are many studies that show efficacy of the use of TMS in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. VA medical centers have been one of the leaders of research in this area. TMS is known to reduce anxiety symptoms in patients with depression, and has efficacy in treating the anxiety symptoms of PTSD as well.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a promising non-pharmacological intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Active TMS was superior to sham stimulation for amelioration of PTSD symptoms (Literature Transcranial magnetic stimulation for posttraumatic stress disorder: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis