What is Cranial Electrode Stimulus?

Category: Equipment

Most popular types: Alpha-Stim SCS

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Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) is used in the treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and drug addiction; via a low intensity electrical microcurrent.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Generalized anxiety disorder 4 0
Insomnia 4 4
Major depressive disorder 3 0
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) 3 1
Anxious mood 1 3
Migraine headaches 1 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cranial Electrode Stimulus

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation 1
Problems concentrating 1
Sensitivity to sound (hyperacusis) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cranial Electrode Stimulus

Dosage Patients
1 hr daily 1
20 min weekly 1
20 min daily 1
60 min daily 1
60minutes as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Cranial Electrode Stimulus

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped using Cranial Electrode Stimulus

Duration

Currently using Cranial Electrode Stimulus

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Cranial Electrode Stimulus

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 8
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1 patient evaluation for Cranial Electrode Stimulus

Jan 15, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for for anxiety, insomnia, and well being)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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