Depression treatment without the side effects of drugs

When you or a loved one is suffering from depression, it’s normal to feel exhausted and helpless. Depression robs you of your interest in the things that once brought you pleasure or happiness. It can make almost any task feel insurmountable – including the task of finding the treatment that is right for you. But there are options; there is help. You CAN feel better.

Your depression treatment should be tailored to fit your own unique preferences and needs. You don’t have to accept the risk of addiction, dangerous side effects, and withdrawal that comes along with prescription drugs.

Alpha-Stim® is a fast, safe, and effective way to treat your depression – without the side effects of drugs. Get back to living your life to its fullest. There is life without depression, and we can help you get there.

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Depression treatment without the side effects of drugs

When you or a loved one is suffering from depression, it’s normal to feel exhausted and helpless. Depression robs you of your interest in the things that once brought you pleasure or happiness. It can make almost any task feel insurmountable – including the task of finding the treatment that is right for you. But there are options; there is help. You CAN feel better.

Your depression treatment should be tailored to fit your own unique preferences and needs. You don’t have to accept the risk of addiction, dangerous side effects, and withdrawal that comes along with prescription drugs.

Alpha-Stim® is a fast, safe, and effective way to treat your depression – without the side effects of drugs. Get back to living your life to its fullest. There is life without depression, and we can help you get there.

LET NOTHING STOP YOU.

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What is depression?

Sadness affects everyone from time to time. The differences between sadness and depression involve duration and intensity. Depression means intense sadness – including helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness – that lasts for several days to weeks.

Left untreated, depression affects your body, emotions, and thoughts. It can lead to:

  • Sexual side effects
  • Risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol abuse
  • Ruined relationships
  • Problems at work
  • Difficulty overcoming serious illnesses
  • Interrupted eating habits
  • Distortion of the way you see yourself and others
  • Total loss of interest in your life

I’ve never had depression before, but my mood has been really low lately. How do I know if I am depressed or if I have depression?

Symptoms of depression vary from person to person, but some of common signs of depression include:

  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Persistent feelings of sadness or emptiness
  • Changes in appetite or loss of appetite
  • Anger/irritability
  • Low energy, fatigue and/or insomnia
  • Self-loathing
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decision
  • Loss of interest in things you once enjoyed

There is no shame in struggling with depression. It does not mean you are weak or are not handling the pandemic well. The sooner you identify it and begin treatment, the sooner you can feel better.

Are there depression treatments that don’t include drugs?

One of the most effective drug-free, non-addictive depression treatments is the Alpha-Stim. It is a small, FDA cleared, prescription device that uses cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) to treat depression.

What is Alpha-Stim and how does it work to treat depression?

Mood conditions like depression are controlled through electrochemical signals in your brain. When these signals aren’t functioning properly, the hormones and neurotransmitters that regulate your emotions can become unbalanced. By modulating the brain’s electrochemical signals, Alpha-Stim can safely and effectively improve your mood.

The Alpha-Stim® AID is a small, FDA cleared, prescription device that uses cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) to alleviate depression. The technology is based on an exclusive patented waveform that’s the most researched and proven of its kind in CES devices.

The device uses a unique, patented electrical waveform to modulate the cells’ signals to return to normal functioning. The waveform passes between two electrodes that you clip on to your earlobes, providing depression treatment without the use of medication by sending a specific electrical signal to your brain. You are able to set the current level to fit your comfort and many are not able to feel the electrical current at all.

It is non-invasive, not painful, and you can use it in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Treatment takes just 20 minutes to an hour per day. Alpha-Stim is effective over the long- and short-term, and over time, you can decrease treatments to every other day, then just 1-3 times per week.

Many people experience significant relief after a single treatment. With continued use, the effects of the Alpha-Stim brain stimulation device can be even greater, increasing cumulatively over time.

Alpha-Stim for depression is designed to help you avoid or reduce the need for medications, but it is safe to use in conjunction with prescriptions or over-the-counter medications.

DECREASED DEPRESSION

50% improvement in depression

82% of participants reported a decrease of ≥ 50% or greater in depression scores.2

LONG-TERM EFFECTIVENESS

43% decrease in depression

After 6 weeks of depression treatment, Alpha-Stim users experienced 43% improvement.1

CLINICAL STUDIES PROVE THAT ALPHA-STIM WORKS – SEE THE RESEARCH >

Depression & Coronavirus

Can coronavirus make depression worse?

Whether or not you’ve struggled with depression in the past, the coronavirus pandemic may heighten your symptoms. People who are familiar with depression may notice their telltale signs amplifying, while people who have never experienced it before can start to feel the weight of depression. It’s not your fault, and you don’t have to suffer alone.

Experts are calling the COVID-19 crisis the “perfect storm” of risks for depression.[1] We’re suddenly being faced with grief and loss; social isolation; financial stress; and fears about the future, all at once. It is an overwhelming amount of distress for our brains to process. Struggling with depression does not mean that you are weak – it means that you are human.

One of the biggest changes that many of us are experiencing right now is the sense of isolation from our social circles. The support that we receive from our social networks can be a crucial element in maintaining our mental health – so be sure to keep in touch with friends and family, even while practicing social distancing. Call, text, email, video chat – whatever it takes.

And remember, there is a way to feel better. With Alpha-Stim, you can treat your depression safely and comfortably at home, without turning to medications. You don’t have to accept depression as your new normal.

I have a history of depression. How can I manage it in the midst of a pandemic?

Depression can be exacerbated by uncertainty – and there is no shortage of that right now. If you have struggled with depression in the past, you are likely familiar with your own symptoms and can identify when they are worsening.  Acknowledging that you are struggling is an important first step.

If you rely on interactions with your friends and family to maintain your mental health, you may be feeling especially hard hit right now with social distancing. But you can still connect with your support system – you may be able to meet with your therapist via telehealth, and you can call, text, email, or video chat with friends and family.

Be sure to pay attention to how you are feeling, and reach out for help. We are all in this together.

[1] https://theconversation.com/covid-19-could-lead-to-an-epidemic-of-clinical-depression-and-the-health-care-system-isnt-ready-for-that-either-134528

What people are saying about Alpha-Stim…

I have suffered from depression, anxiety and insomnia for several years. I have tried so many different medication combinations with no luck. My doctor borrowed an associate’s Alpha-Stim, asking me to try it out for a month. At first I thought the sensation was a little strange but once I got used to it I could see a difference. I returned the machine and worked on getting one through the VA…Not. The 6 weeks I didn’t use the Alpha Stim I felt myself sliding back into the bad funk I had been in for years. Couldn’t wait any longer and purchased my own. Using it every evening for an hour… I feel some of my anxiety and depression is less severe. Of course, everything will never go away completely, however, Alpha-Stim has made life much more bearable. I highly recommend anyone with the same issues try it out.

Tonya Ziegler

I have been using the Alpha-Stim for treatment of insomnia and depression.  The change in how I feel is amazing; it is like a miracle.

Alicia BrinkTexas

My observation is that Alpha-Stim therapy is as robust as medication treatment; the amazing thing is that there really are no side effects.

Brian S. EarthmanMD, PsychiatristTexas

It would seem as if the Alpha-Stim is our missing link. We have tried so much to lift Leigha’s 2 year depression which has interfered with her having any pleasure in her life. We have great hope & have already had a massive change on her symptoms of sleeplessness, anxiety & depression. Even if this is just a reprieve, we cannot thank you enough for developing such an amazing technology! Many thanks!

Mother of 17-year-old daughter with insomnia, anxiety, and depression

Since the Pentagon attack on September 11, 2001, I’ve suffered from anxiety, depression, and insomnia that have made it difficult to function. I now use Alpha-Stim daily, and my life has definitely become more manageable.

Dan SweetUS Military veteranVirginia

I experienced the worst depression I have ever felt. I never have had depression until now. It’s the worst feeling ever. Makes the days go by so much slower. I went to my doctor, hoping for medicine. Instead he let me try Alpha- Stim. This product ended up being a life changer! It is awesome!

Angie Lamborghini

Our hospitals are doing some really exciting things to combat chronic pain and take care of our veterans. There are VA hospitals that are using alpha-stimulation devices to treat pain and depression. That’s only going to continue and keep getting better. And we are getting there.

 

Robert McDonald, VA Secretary

I was able to rent an Alpha-Stim from my Functional Medicine doctor. I think that it’s a great way to help myself be well. I suffer from anxiety, depression, insomnia, and pain. My doctor told me that Alpha-Stim is as effective as Prozac! And with no negative side effects, of course. With Alpha-Stim, I felt much better and sleep better.

Jaime Renee Keith

Alpha-Stim changed my life, for the first time in 20 years I am beginning to be reintroduced and remembering this person named Glenn, myself. I have went from 12 medications down to 4. Chronic pain, anxiety, and depression will change you into a stranger and it also affects your family, friends and relationships both personal and professionally. These medical conditions have led me to make many bad decisions that cost money and face. I am so happy to wake up every morning and not have the initial thought consume me of OMG what’s going to happen to me today, or wonder how long will it take for the vomiting to began due to the pain. As guys, we’re told all of our lives to “Rub some dirt on it, it will get better”. Simply put, I didn’t have any more dirt. I had run out, period. I learned about Alpha-Stim from my VA physician. It had been my prayer for some time Lord please put someone or something into my path to help me with my medical problems. And bingo he answered. I want to get the word out to anyone who will listen about the change in my life that the Alpha-Stim can change your life. Thank You again!

Glenn Pearrow, Lafayette, LA

My daughter is only 13 years old, and she suffers with a metabolic disorder and biological depression. Due to her metabolic problem, she cannot take medications for pain or anxiety or depression. I found the Alpha-Stim, and doctors agreed with me—it was worth a try! Thanks to treatments with the Alpha-Stim and lots of prayers, our daughter is back in school this year. We feel it helped make a difference!

Sarah Perich, Florida

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