Cost Containment vs. Drugs
These graphs illustrate how Alpha-Stim cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is more cost-effective and efficacious than antidepressant medications.
Alpha-Stim is More Cost-Effective
Alpha-Stim can save thousands of dollars per patient over medication. A person being treated with Prozac may cost $1,644 annually. Treating the same condition with Alpha-Stim CES for one year would save over $1,100. During Alpha-Stim’s five year warranty period, it could save you $7,100.
Alpha-Stim® is Proven More Efficacious
With 55 completed studies, and many more underway, there is more research supporting Alpha-Stim technology than there is for most drugs. The US government has funded two major Alpha-Stim studies:
one is a NCI/NIH study for breast cancer and the other is a VA study for veterans with spinal cord injuries.
Drug costs are from Brink, S. Health on the Border. US News & World Report, June 9, 2003, p. 55
Kirsch I, Moore TJ, Scorboria A, and Nicholls SS.The emperor’s new drugs: an analysis of antidepressant medication data submitted to the FDA. Prevention and Treatment. 2002; 5:1-11.
Alpha Stim click here to download pdf
Gilula, Marshall F., and Kirsch, Daniel L. Cranial electrotherapy stimulation review: a safer alternative to psychopharmaceuticals in the treatment of depression. Journal of Neurotherapy, 9(2):7-26, 2005. Presented at the International Society for Neuronal Regulation 12th Annual Conference, August 26-29, 2004 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.