cranial electrotherapy stimulation


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A technique in which electrodes are placed on or near the ears to pass low level—less than that used in electroshock therapy—electricity through the brain; the person is awake and alert; CES can relieve anxiety for limited periods, through an unknown mechanism, and is an adjunct to anxiolytics and/or psychotherapy
Side effects Headache, lightheadedness, skin irritation Contraindications History of epilepsy or seizures

cranial electrotherapy stimulation

NET, neuroelectric therapy, TCET,
transcranial electrotherapy Psychiatry A maneuver in which electrodes are placed on or near the ears to pass low level–less than that used in electroshock therapy–electricity through the brain; the person is awake and alert; CES can relieve anxiety for limited periods, though an unknown mechanism, and is an adjunct to anxiolytics and/or psychotherapy Side effects Headache, lightheadedness, skin irritation Contraindications Hx of epilepsy or seizures. Cf Electroconvulsive therapy.
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Effects of cranial electrotherapy stimulation on resting state brain activity.
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: a pilot study of two military veterans.
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) involves the use of the Alpha Stim 100[R], a small hand held device that delivers small electrical pulses, one milliampere (mA) or less, directly to the brain.
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In 1974, the FDA funded a safety study of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation by the National Research Council's Division of Medical Sciences.
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation was first called electrosleep because it was thought to induce sleep.
This study evaluated the efficacy of cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) to control cigarette cravings.
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Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is the FDA's term for any small, external electrical current passed across the head.
These findings combine to focus attention upon cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) as a possible way to effectively alter pain pathophysiology in the brain.