Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation in the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety: A Rare Path to Affordable Healthcare
Wearable neurostimulation devices and digital health technologies are making mental health care better, cheaper and faster by enabling patients to treat themselves. Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is the most profound of these tools, because it possesses the broadest FDA regulatory scope of any medical device on the market: the treatment of depression, anxiety and insomnia. But what is CES? What are the risks, ie, the potential side effects? And what’s the evidence of its effectiveness?