Study Proves Alpha-Stim Treatment Effective and Cost Efficient

National Institute for Health Research (NHS) of the United Kingdom Study Proves Alpha-Stim Treatment is As Effective and More Cost Efficient Than Current First-Line Therapy

May 29, 2019

The National Institute for Health Research (NHS) of the United Kingdom has released a new study on the clinical and cost effectiveness of Alpha-Stim®, a non-drug medical device designed for easy, at-home use. The study, which was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, included 161 volunteers suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), who had experienced unsatisfactory relief with other therapies.

The Sunday Times reports that “half of patients went into remission after treating themselves with the Alpha-Stim.” Only 28% of participants required supplemental treatment in addition to the Alpha-Stim. According to Dr. Richard Morriss, principal investigator of the study and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Nottingham, “Alpha-Stim CES was more effective at achieving remission than we expected. As well as improvements in anxiety, there were improvements in depression and insomnia,” said Dr. Morriss in The Sunday Times.

Results achieved with Alpha-Stim in the NHS study prove that this neuromodulation treatment is a valuable alternative or a complement to the psychological treatment. An article in Woman and Home highlighted that the Alpha-Stim “could well be a useful alternative to treatment, for people looking for a different option – or those unhappy with the long NHS wait times that often come with anxiety treatments. Patients waiting for CBT can often wait upwards of eight weeks. A speedier, at-home option would likely be welcomed.”

In the wake of this groundbreaking research, Sky News profiled Steve Hutchinson, a father of four, who suffered from anxiety, insomnia, and depression until he discovered Alpha-Stim. “The change has been unbelievable in terms of my quality of life. It’s allowed me to do stuff that perhaps I would have struggled to do otherwise.”

In a companion article in The Sunday Times, a victim of violent sexual assault says, “After using the Alpha-Stim device, I am no longer jumping at every shadow and sound.” She reveals how after being traumatized for 16 years, she is at last finding some relief.


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