What is Alpha-Stim SCS?

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Generic name: Cranial Electrode Stimulus

The Alpha-Stim® SCS treats anxiety, depression, and/or insomnia with tiny electrical currents similar to those found naturally in the body, using a method called cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES)

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Generalized anxiety disorder 3 0
Major depressive disorder 3 0
Insomnia 2 1
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) 2 1
Migraine headaches 1 4
Support brain health 1 0

  • 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
1
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alpha-Stim SCS

Side effect Patients
Better sleep 1
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Problems concentrating 1
Sensitivity to sound or noise 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Alpha-Stim SCS

Dosage Patients
1 hr daily 1
20 min weekly 1
20 min daily 1
60minutes as needed 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for Alpha-Stim SCS

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

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