OBTAIN A DEVICE

The Device for Depression,
Anxiety & Insomnia

100% Covered by MaineCare

Outstanding Patient Outcomes

In clinical trials and practice, more than 70% of patients who use the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® report a reduction or remission of depression, anxiety and insomnia symptoms within one-to-four weeks of daily use. The device works by stimulating the production of neurotransmitters and modulating brain activity, as demonstrated in published studies.

30,000

Patients

7,000

Prescribers

12

Published Studies

Device-Specific Research



Device-Class Research



Customers who purchase the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® for $599 or $699 may return it for a refund within 30 days of receipt. Fisher Wallace applies a 10% restocking fee (an industry standard for durable medical equipment) and does not refund the cost of shipping. Refunds are mailed by check five weeks after receipt of a fully functioning device.

Powerful Relief, Yet Comfortable

The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is a portable medical device that comfortably stimulates brain regions responsible for healthy mood and sleep. The device is cleared by the FDA and approved for sale over-the-counter in Europe for the treatment of depression, anxiety and insomnia.

Safer Than Drug Therapy

Less than 1% of patients experience side effects from using the Fisher Wallace Stimulator®. By comparison, 38% of patients experience side effects from using antidepressant medication.1

1. Real-World Data on SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects. Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2009 Feb; 6(2): 16–18.

Safer Than Drug Therapy

Less than 1% of patients experience side effects from using the Fisher Wallace Stimulator®. By comparison, 38% of patients experience side effects from using antidepressant medication.1

1. Real-World Data on SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects. Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2009 Feb; 6(2): 16–18.

100% Covered by MaineCare

The device is fully covered by MaineCare (Medicaid in Maine). To obtain a device, patients must first visit a doctor who uses the device in their practice.

Real Patient Stories

Treat Symptoms with
Medical-Grade Technology

Designed collaboratively by world-class engineers and doctors, the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® uses proprietary waveforms to gently stimulate the brain to produce serotonin and other neurochemicals responsible for healthy mood and sleep. Proven safe and effective in multiple published studies, the device is cleared by the FDA to treat depression, anxiety and insomnia. Watch the video to learn how easy it is to use.

Doctor & Patient Testimonials

"Does it work?"

"Does it work? Columbia University psychiatrist Richard P. Brown says he has used the device with 400 severely depressed patients and that more than 70% find relief -- about twice the rate of anti-depressants."

– The Wall Street Journal

"I have had great success..."

"I have had great success using the device to treat severe, chronic insomnia in patients who are resistant to pharmacotherapy. Also, patients who seek a drug-free alternative to treat insomnia have used the Fisher Wallace Stimulator to reduce or eliminate their dependence on prescription drugs."

Andres San Martin, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center

"Initially I was deep in major depression"

"Initially I was deep in major depression, found it next to impossible to write or do other professional work, and in spite of my own training and experience, found myself contemplating suicide at times. I've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder type II."

Paul Fauteck, Psy.D

"I have seen very positive results..."

"I have seen very positive results, often within the first two weeks of using the device. Approximately 75% of my patients who have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, stress related disorders or insomnia have reported positive changes."

Dr. Richard Brown
Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center

"The Fisher Wallace Stimulator has helped me considerably..."

"The Fisher Wallace Stimulator has helped me considerably as I finish my battle with chronic Lyme disease. It has reduced my fibromyalgia neck/back pain more than 70% and greatly decreased the severity of my headaches. Additionally, I have noticed a relief of symptoms while enduring Herxheimer reactions, which often involve insomnia, depression, and severe anxiety."

Kaleigh A.

"I'm reluctant to let go of my stimulator..."

But since I couldn't stop talking about my good mood and hypercharged focus, my friends stopped laughing and started asking if they could borrow it. I'm reluctant to let go of my stimulator, however.

Nina Burleigh
ELLE Magazine

Medical-Grade Technology

The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is cleared by the FDA and approved by MaineCare to treat depression, anxiety and insomnia and has been proven to be safe and effective in multiple published studies. The device may be obtained at no cost to Medicaid patients in the state of Maine.

The following chart from a 2015 clinical trial conducted with the device at Mount Sinai Hospital shows a lowering of depression symptoms from active treatment (blue line) versus a return to baseline in the placebo group (red line).

In a 392-subject pilot study conducted at Phoenix House, opioid addiction patients who used the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® reported improved mood and sleep and remained in rehab after 90 days at a rate 50% higher than those who did not use the device. 

How It Works

Treat Symptoms with Medical-Grade Technology

Designed collaboratively by world-class engineers and doctors, the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® uses proprietary waveforms to gently stimulate the brain to produce serotonin and other neurochemicals responsible for healthy mood and sleep. Proven safe and effective in multiple published studies, the device is cleared by the FDA to treat depression, anxiety and insomnia.

Watch the video to learn how easy it is to use.

Scientific Evidence

If you do not see your question listed below, please chat with us online, call us, or email us and we will provide you with the information you need.

Yes, Medicaid in Maine (MaineCare) covers the purchase of the device for MaineCare patients. Please visit the Obtain a Device section of this website for more information

The only patients who are not qualified to use our device are those with implanted medical devices, such as an implanted nerve stimulator or pacemaker, as the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® may interfere with the functioning of such devices.

The answer is yes and the reason is that the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® employs a completely different method of action than drug therapy. Instead of inhibiting neurons from absorbing serotonin, as antidepressant medication does, the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® activates brain regions, such as the basal ganglia and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, that are responsible for mood, sleep and cognition.

Yes. The device does not have any contraindications with medication.

When used cranially to treat insomnia, depression and anxiety, 1 in 500 patients report a mild headache upon using the device.

Appoximately 1 in 250 patients may experience an increase in wakefulness immediately after using the device. If this occurs, the device should not be used within three hours of bedtime.

Although not a side effect, improper use of the device may result in minor electrode irritation - this can occur if the sponges are not thoroughly wet before use. Please watch the instructional video and read the instruction manual thoroughly before using the device. People with very sensitive skin may find that the sponge electrodes, even when wet, cause a slight irritation to the skin - but this is very rare.

Whereas pharmaceutical drugs must be FDA-Approved to enter the market, medical devices must be FDA-Cleared. The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is FDA-Cleared to treat depression, anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain.

Since 2009, 6,000 practitioners -- including 2,000 board-certified doctors -- have prescribed the Fisher Wallace Stimulator®.

The device works by generating gentle electrical pulses at patented frequencies that stimulate the brain to produce serotonin and other neurochemicals required for healthy mood and sleep.

Ideally, you should use the device twice a day for 20 minutes until your symptoms go into remission. If you no longer have symptoms, you can stop using the device and then renew treatment if the symptoms return. The device has been on the market for decades without any reports of long-term negative effects. Many patients have used the device for years.

The electrical current is so gentle that many patients do not feel it at all, while some may feel a mild tingling at the sponge contact sites. Mild optic nerve stimulation may also occur, which may produce the sensation of flashing light in the corner of the eyes - this is normal and harmless.

Many people report positive changes during or shortly after the first 5-10 treatment sessions. Results in treating insomnia are typically experienced faster than in treating depression and anxiety. The device should be used daily for up to 3-4 weeks before making a decision regarding effectiveness. While level 2 is the recommended starting dosage level, the device may be used safely at level 3 and 4, should level 2 not produce positive results after two weeks.

When being used to treat chronic pain (on the body), the device often reduces symptoms within a few treatment sessions.

Resting quietly is best, but one can engage in activities such as reading, watching TV, using the computer, or talking on the phone during a treatment session.

Yes. The Fisher Wallace Stimulator is cleared by the FDA for the treatment of depression, anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain.

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