Anxiety in Children: Anyone try Alpha-Stim?
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|Thu, 05-19-2011 - 3:04pm|
Hi, I haven't posted on this board, but visit the ADHD and Asperger boards. My 9 yr old son has ADHD, Aspergers and anxiety. We've tried some meds, but he couldn't tolerate the side effects. Now I want him to go med free for awhile.
He sees a therapist once a week. This week she tried Alpha-Stim on him for 20 minutes. After 15 min, he said something like "this is the first time I've never been afraid". He is afraid of a lot of things and worries about everything! So I was completely floored by this. The next day we had an appt with his psychiatrist, who suggested we try it, as it certainly won't hurt. There are no huge side effects.
So, am wondering if anyone has tried this and what the outcome was. Supposedly insurance may cover part of it too.
Thanks in advance.