For Adults Who Live in New York City
A lecture sponsored by the Manhattan Adult ADD Support Group
Our January 2014 Lecture
Date: Thursday January 9, 2014
Time: 6:00 P. M. to 8:30 P. M.
Topic: “Cranial Electrostimulation: A Treatment Option?”
Speaker: Psychiatrist Vladan Novakovic,
who teaches at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital
Location: West End Collegiate Church (School Annex)
245 West 77th Street (Between Broadway & West End Ave)
NY, NY 1024
Donation: $5.00 To Defray The Groups Expenses
About The Meeting:
Have you tried medication (or therapy) for depression, anxiety, or insomnia ... with no success? Or has a good response been defeated by a side effect too rough to handle? Over the years, various attempts have been made to ease treatment-resistant disorders such as these.
For instance, we hear about non-invasive brain stimulation of the electrical variety. But most of this is experimental—and unavailable.
There’s an exception: Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation, accepted for clinical use in the 1970s for the treatment of the three issues mentioned above. CES is also used extensively for pain, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Other applications (including ADD/ADHD) have been tried, occasionally with some success.
CES comes in the form of a portable, phone-sized, battery-powered unit. Which, when placed near the ears, sends a tiny current into the brain. Two devices—the Alpha-Stim unit, and the one made by the Fisher Wallace company—dominate the market. Others are manufactured as well. Most can be purchased with a prescription from a health-care provider.
For more, hear psychiatrist Vladan Novakovic, who teaches at Mount Sinai, and who has worked with the best-known devices. He’ll be joined by Berkan Guleyupoglu, a research assistant in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at City College of New York, who has studied CES in some detail. We Look Forward To Seeing You. Our website: http://maaddsg.org
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