Grants and Funding: We proudly support the research and programs of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and institutions such as: the Anxiety Disorders program of the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Pacific Institute of Medical Research; the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred); and SchoolsForHope.org, an iFred educational project. You have someone who can provide you with guidance and feedback. If the symptoms are not due to other conditions, the physician may diagnose the patient with anxiety and therefore refer the patient to a psychologist or psychiatrist. The transient current creates a magnetic field that produces an electric current in the brain and stimulates nerve cells in the targeted region. That’s why effective treatment options are necessary. Anxiety is a condition that creates real, measurable changes to your brain, and alters the way you think, feel, and behave. As you can see, medicine alone was ineffective, but CBT and a combination of CBT and medication were extremely effective.
ACT is a type of CBT that encourages patients to engage again in positive behaviors even in the presence of negative thoughts and behaviors. Although the procedure is painless, patients may experience a gentle tapping in the area of the head where the current is being administered. An individual planning to adjust their approach to treating anxiety disorders after a long period of taking anti-depressants should consult their doctor about how best to move away from medications. Far too many people give up on treating their anxiety simply because one treatment doesn’t work.