A man uses his Alpha-StimA safe, effective and fast-acting alternative to drugs for your child or teen

Anxiety and depression have become a greater concern than bullying and drug addiction among our nation’s teens. Seven out of ten teenagers consider anxiety and depression to be a major problem; odds are, your own children agree.1

Anxiety, depression, and stress wreak havoc on the mental and physical well-being of children and young adults. Left untreated, anxiety and depression can worsen over time and become a lifelong battle – and most parents wait an average of two years before seeking treatment for their children.2 This delay can allow anxiety to snowball and morph into worsened isolation and then alcohol and drug use later in life as a coping mechanism.

As a parent, you just want to help your children feel their best as soon as possible – but you may be wary of medications and all of their scary side effects. Fortunately, medications are not the only option. Alpha-Stim is a handheld prescription medical device that treats anxiety, insomnia, depression, and pain without drugs, lasting side effects or risk of addiction.

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A safe, effective and fast-acting alternative to drugs for your child or teen

Anxiety and depression have become a greater concern than bullying and drug addiction among our nation’s teens. Seven out of ten teenagers consider anxiety and depression to be a major problem; odds are, your own children agree.1

Anxiety, depression, and stress wreak havoc on the mental and physical well-being of children and young adults. Left untreated, anxiety and depression can worsen over time and become a lifelong battle – and most parents wait an average of two years before seeking treatment for their children.2 This delay can allow anxiety to snowball and morph into worsened isolation and then alcohol and drug use later in life as a coping mechanism.

As a parent, you just want to help your children feel their best as soon as possible – but you may be wary of medications and all of their scary side effects. Fortunately, medications are not the only option. Alpha-Stim is a handheld prescription medical device that treats anxiety, insomnia, depression, and pain without drugs, lasting side effects or risk of addiction.

LET NOTHING STOP YOU.

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Would you recognize the signs of depression in your child?

It can be difficult to tell the difference between teenage moodiness and a more serious problem.  If any of the following symptoms last for more than two weeks, it may be a sign that your child is suffering from depression.3

  • Poor academic performance
  • Withdrawal/isolation from friends and activities
  • Feelings of sadness and hopelessness
  • Lack of enthusiasm, energy or motivation
  • Anger
  • Overreaction to criticism
  • Feelings of being unable to meet expectations
  • Poor self-esteem or feelings of guilt
  • Indecision
  • Lack of concentration/forgetfulness
  • Restlessness and agitation
  • Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Substance abuse
  • Problems with authority
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions

Risks of Medications

One of the things that sets Alpha-Stim® apart from medications is that its benefits accumulate over time. The more your child uses it, the less he or she will need to. This is in stark contrast to drugs, which often require ever-larger dosages to maintain the same effect. There is no risk of overuse, dependence, or withdrawal with Alpha-Stim. Side effects are minor and self-limiting, compared with the potential adverse effects of common medications.

Antidepressant Side Effects4

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Diarrhea
  • Sleepiness
  • Sexual problems
  • Thoughts about suicide or dying
  • Attempts to commit suicide
  • New or worsening depression
  • New or worsening anxiety
  • Feeling very agitated or restless
  • Panic attacks
  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
  • New or worsening irritability
  • Acting aggressively, being angry, or violent
  • Acting on dangerous impulses
  • An extreme increase in activity and talking (mania)
  • Other unusual changes in behavior or mood

Anti-anxiety Medication Side Effects

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Tiredness
  • Nightmares
  • Problems with coordination
  • Difficulty thinking or remembering
  • Increased saliva
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in sex drive or ability
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Hoarseness
  • Seizures
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Depression
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Thoughts of suicide or harming yourself
  • Difficulty breathing

What is Alpha-Stim®?

Alpha-Stim® is an FDA cleared drug-free treatment for anxiety and depression. It is a handheld medical device that restores balance to the brain with a microcurrent of electricity delivered through two earclip electrodes. There is no risk of addiction and no lasting side effects. On top of that, Alpha-Stim is more effective than medications – and it costs less, too.

Treatments are quick, painless, and easy, and can be completed whenever it is convenient – during a homework session, before heading to school, or simply while resting after a long day.

Growing up is a tough job these days, but your child or teen does not have to suffer. Why not choose a treatment option that will allow them to feel their best, without the risk that comes with drugs? These are their formative years; let Alpha-Stim help you optimize them.

IMMEDIATE PAIN RELIEF

In a study of severe pain patients, Alpha-Stim significantly reduced pain by an average of 71% after only 5 treatments.8

DECREASE ANXIETY

After 5 weeks of treatment with Alpha-Stim CES, participants
reported an average of 94% decrease in anxiety.2

GET BETTER SLEEP

The number of subjects rating their quality of sleep as poor dropped from 60% at the beginning of the study to 5%.3

LIFT DEPRESSION

After 6 weeks of depression treatment, Alpha-Stim users experienced 43% improvement.4

Research in children

There are more than 100 clinical research studies over the past 37 years proving the safety and effectiveness of Alpha-Stim.

A study in the 2007 Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry confirmed that Alpha-Stim is effective for treating children with mixed anxiety and depressive disorder. This study used a randomized, sham controlled clinical trial design with 60 subjects (30 in each group) receiving Alpha-Stim CES treatments for 15 days (schedule was 5 daily treatments followed by 2 days off, repeated for 2 more weeks).

A study in the 2005 Chinese Journal of Clinical Rehabilitation on the safety and effectiveness of cranial electrotherapy stimulation in treating children with emotional disorders, found that Alpha-Stim has the advantages of “fast effect, significant efficacy, as well as the characteristics of accumulative effect, fewer relapses and no side effects.”

Empower yourself with your own Alpha-Stim at home. Talk to your child’s healthcare practitioner about using Alpha-Stim as an alternative treatment or add-on therapy option for mood, sleep, or pain related disorders.

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How it works

Pain, mood conditions (like anxiety and depression), and insomnia are all controlled by your body’s central nervous system. The billions of individual cells that comprise the nervous system communicate every sensation by conducting electrochemical signals between the cells in your body and brain.

Your moods and emotions, including anxiety, insomnia and 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 body and brain’s electrochemical signals, you can safely and effectively relieve pain, improve mood conditions such as anxiety and depression, and experience better sleep.

Most people experience significant relief after a single treatment. Alpha-Stim’s effect is cumulative, meaning each treatment is potentially more and more effective—so it won’t lose its effect over time, as with many medications.

What parents are saying…

Alpha-Stim® is a lifesaver for my daughter. We found out about it from a veteran sitting next to us on an airplane. This is the first and only approach to my daughter’s stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression that works. She has tried meds. She has tried therapy. She has tried EMDR training. No luck. She felt the effects of Alpha-Stim immediately. Her anxiety goes down, and she sleeps better. Thank you for creating such a powerful tool to help my baby girl. Worth every penny.

Rachel Rubinger Pelc

The Alpha-Stim is great for our whole family! It has helped me sleep better, have a better mood, and get rid of pain! It has helped my daughter be calmer and not so hyper.

Jennifer King Guido

In addition to neurofeedback, I was introduced to Alpha-Stim, an electrotherapy device that has been used to treat depression, anxiety and even PTSD. The Alpha-Stim sends alpha waves through my brain which allows my brain to calm itself when I am crippled with anxiety or too depressed. These treatments, in addition to regular appointments with a counselor, have been very helpful. I’ve seen results I never thought possible. I feel like I am getting a second chance at life and my life is becoming my own again.

Makenzie Mason, University of Florida Lacrosse

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

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
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  1. http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2019/02/20/most-u-s-teens-see-anxiety-and-depression-as-a-major-problem-among-their-peers/
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