deep brain stimulator for depression
Sonya Joan Burkhart
7/20/2011 11:09:41 AM
It is my utmost desire and my everyday prayer that I, and of course all of us who need this device, can some way receive it soon. My Mother, brother, and myself has had the darkness of depression for the better part of our lives. My dear brother committed suicide a few years ago. A year later during the same month, my precious Mother also committed suicide. When my depression gets really dark and heavy upon my heart and spirit, of course I sometimes think of doing the same, but I shall not allow that darkness to take over.
I knew that my prayers are being answered when I heard about this study! I talked it over with my Psychiatrist, and he said that I would be the perfect candidate. I have tried every medication there is to try, have had 19 shock treatment, been in psych. hospitals 40-50 times, been in a group home once, a state hospital six times, and in a care facility five times. I was institutionalised, and lived that way for 12 years! Well, now I am no longer institutionalised, I have not been committed to a psych. hospital in years, much less any care facilities, group homes,.. BUT..doesn't mean I am not depressed, I just learned better ways of dealing and coping with it. I don't go outside very often, because I am not motivated, I sleep until evening time. I like it when I am sleepy, and I hate it when I am awake. I am tired. I am worn. This I sing every day.
Be with me Lord, I cannot live without thee. I dare not try to take one step alone. I cannot bare the loads of life unaided. I need thy strength to lean myself upon. Please, I pray, call me and give me a chance to bloom, to break from my cacoon, and flutter, and fly. I will be waiting! God bless you, and may we all count our every blessings, and know that trials, and tribulations can make us strong, and without the trials, and heartaches, how can we appreciate happiness, and joy!
6/24/2008 9:29:58 AM
It is refreshing to see stimulation now being used, but Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation is a safer and more available FDA approved device for depression.
The ruling that required QHP's like me, to purchase it is ridiculous. The patient then has the machine and can do anything. It is not even in a medical device category of any meaning.
I have had wonderful results in my practice of addiction focused psychotherapy, the residual symptoms and mood swings even out, and there are so many more uses,it does give feeling of "noticeable relaxation" like 2 drinks just made you warm and mellow, other uses are detox and maintenance for those addicted people who usually struggle with every issue in recovery.
There are no side affects, no training, it is incredibly easy to use and the Alpha-Stim device Company (this machine is the best and I have used them all) has a published book of hundreds of studies that are successful.check out their website Please call or email, Andrew Park LCSW, ATOD, ( 212-614-1681, email@example.com)
I also have recommended it, being that I manage the drug program for the NFL of the Northeast teams, that we think about its uses for pain, Better than stomach upsetting pills. I will be doing a presentation in NY for the state division of drug treatment on the utility of this device.