Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Good-Bye Prozac, Hello Electricity

Anyone who has read this blog for awhile is aware of my apprehension towards anti-depressants such as Prozac, well, it appears there is now another option. Microcurrent electrical stimulation, aka shock therapy. That’s right, apparently a daily dose of electricity cures depression, anxiety and even pain. Here is the gist of the article:

“More than 100 studies show it helps depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and even pain. Electrical currents travel through electrodes and activate nerve cells in the brainstem, producing feel-good chemicals like serotonin and acetylcholine.

Wait, it gets better, you can purchase your very own “at-home” system for under $1000.


dave said...

ok, is it me or would that contraption on your head not send you into a panic attack? I'll stick with the Zoloft.

Anonymous said...

You might want to give naturopathic options a try(if you havent already: Folic acid, Gaba, omega-3, b-complex vitamins

Good luck