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.

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 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

I suffered from mental fatigue that lead to depression for 8 years. I went to every kind of doctor available, but found no working treatment. When I was recommended the Alpha-Stim treatment, I thought it was going to be another big waste of money and believed it would not work. I was wrong. I now am not hindered mentally and have started living my life to the fullest. This device has been one of the biggest blessings in my life.

Griffin McGinley

Words fall short in expressing the depth of gratitude I feel toward such an effective treatment available for people, like me, who have suffered from depression and anxiety.

Lee JonesAlabama

I want to thank all of you for making the Alpha-Stim available. Within a week of using it, I experienced relief from clinical depression, which has stubbornly resisted treatment for over two years. Until I started using the Alpha-Stim, I had only partial relief with a SSRI antidepressant. Within three days, I noticed my sleep was much improved. Then, I noticed feeling more emotionally resilient. Today, I am almost back to the outgoing, spontaneous person I know myself to be!

Sue Clark Lindh, Washington

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

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

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

Alpha-Stim has helped me immeasurably; my mood is balanced, and I don’t know what I would have done without it.

Nabil DriefEngland

About 4 years ago, a doctor introduced me to Alpha-Stim. It has absolutely changed my life, and has allowed me to treat my depression without any medications. The effects seem absolutely natural.

Mark JosephCalifornia

After 3 months, I feel like a new person. I would recommend Alpha-Stim to anyone suffering from depression or anxiety.

Laine DowningTexas

Survey Shows Patients Feel Better with Alpha-Stim Than with Drugs

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