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The Opioid Crisis in New York State: The Journey to Solutions

Tuesday, May 1, 2018   (1 Comments)

 

NYSPA's Division on Addictions has created a white paper in regards to the opioid crisis in New York State. Interested in learning more? Click the link below to read the full document.

The Opioid Crisis in New York State: The Journey to Solutions

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Paul J. Gunser PsyD says...
Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018
I have recently read about the potential effectiveness of CES devices such as the Alpha Stim for chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. Has there been any research on such devices performed in our state? If we have not as yet investigated the efficacy of the Alpha Stim or similar device for increasing alpha wave activity to reduce pain and anxiety, would it not be of value to explore this as an additional nonpharmacological intervention? References: Yennurajalingam S, Kang D-H, Hwu W-J, Padhye NS, Masino C, Dibaj SS, Liu DD, Williams JL, Lu Z, Bruera E. Cranial electrotherapy stimulation for the management of depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, and pain in patients with advanced cancer: a preliminary study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. February 2018, Volume 55, Issue 2, Pages 198–206 Kennerly, Richard. Changes in quantitative EEG and low resolution tomography following cranial electrotherapy stimulation. Ph.D. Dissertation, the University of North Texas. 2006. 529 pp