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Fisher Wallace and Alpha-Stim for Depression? Claims vs Evidence [Free Article]

Carly Simon swears by it. The daytime show “The Doctors” gave it a glowing review. Ads for it seem to be invading psychiatrists’ Google search results. We’re talking, of course, about the Fisher Wallace Stimulator and the similarly touted Alpha-Stim device. How do these devices work? Are they actually effective? And where do they fit into the rapidly expanding array of neuromodulators? 

Neurostimulation Devices for Depression: An Overview

When we last reviewed neurostimulation devices 3 years ago, we concluded that there was some promise—but more sizzle than beef. Now there are more devices and more data. But is there more beef? Maybe.

July / August, 2015
Vol: 13 Issue: 7

40. During drug metabolism, which of the follow...

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40. During drug metabolism, which of the following happens more quickly (LO #6)?

27. When switching patients from Depakote DR (s...

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27. When switching patients from Depakote DR (sodium divalproex) to Depakote ER, which of the following should you do to maintain the same serum level (LO #4)?

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13. A medication’s Tmax is equivalent to its onset of action (LO #3).

4. For most drugs, absorption can be maximized ...

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4. For most drugs, absorption can be maximized by which of the following (LO #2):

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