Up to 85% of patients with depression experience significant anxiety symptoms.
90% of patients with anxiety disorders experience comorbid depression.
Depression with Comorbid Anxiety
Research on Anxious Depression has found that anxiety accompanies depression at higher rates than expected, worsens depression outcome, and increases risk of suicide. *
Common anxiety symptoms that are found with depression include restlessness, tiring easily, sleep disturbances, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.
Deep TMS Can Help.
Deep TMS has been found in multiple randomized controlled studies to alleviate comorbid anxiety as it treats depression. In 2021, the FDA cleared Deep TMS for the reduction of comorbid anxiety symptoms in adult patients with depression, also known as anxious depression. Deep TMS compared to sham stimulation showed significantly larger reductions in anxiety from baseline after five weeks (20 sessions) and these improvements were durable for at least 16 weeks.
*Ionescu DF, Niciu MJ, Henter ID, Zarate CA. Defining anxious depression: a review of the literature. CNS Spectr. 2013 Oct;18(5):252-60. doi: 10.1017/S1092852913000114. Epub 2013 Mar 14. PMID: 23507190; PMCID: PMC3773528.