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BETTER THERAPY FOR
DEPRESSION, ANXIETY
AND INSOMNIA

FDA-Cleared Since
1990

“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

FISHER WALLACE
STIMULATOR® FACTS

Device Description: The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is a wearable neurostimulation device that is regulated by the FDA for the treatment of depression, anxiety and insomnia.

Dosage: Once or twice a day for 20 minutes.

Mechanism of Action: Stimulation of serotonin production, alpha wave production and the default mode network; lowering of cortisol (stress hormone).

Patient Experience During Treatment: Comfortable, relaxed.

Side Effects: Less than 1% of patients may experience a temporary headache or dizziness.

Contraindications: Patients with implanted, electronic devices such as pacemakers should not use the Fisher Wallace Stimulator®.

Most Recent Published Clinical Trial: The treatment of bipolar II depression, conducted at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital (2015).

Medicaid Approval Date: 2017 (MaineCare)

Private Insurance and Medicare Status: Out-of-pocket healthcare expense that is FSA and HSA eligible. TRICARE For Life and other plans with substantial medical device benefits will typically reimburse the purchase.

Return Policy: Patients may return their device for a refund within 30 days of receipt.

May patients use the device with antidepressant medication? The device is safe to use in conjunction with any medication, including antidepressant or anxiety medication.

Any negative effects of long term use? No negative effects resulting from long term use have been reported since the device came to market in 1990.

 

Do You Qualify
to Use the Device?

Do you have a medical device implanted in your head or neck?

Do you have a pacemaker?

Are you 21 years of age or older?


The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® has been scientifically validated in multiple published studies, with large effect sizes between active and placebo groups.


Device Specific Research

Device Class Research

Our industry-leading refund policy allows patients to return their Fisher Wallace Stimulator® for a refund within 30 days of receipt. Fisher Wallace applies a 15% return fee to cover the cost of medical device processing and does not refund the cost of shipping. Refund checks are mailed within five weeks following receipt of an undamaged device.

Powerful Relief,
Yet Comfortable

The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® often works for patients who have found previous forms of therapy to have lost effectiveness over time, such as drug therapy, psychotherapy, and rTMS.

Safer Than
Drug Therapy

38% of patients experience side effects from using antidepressant medication - including very serious side effects.1 By comparison, less than 1% of patients experience side effects - all minor - from using the Fisher Wallace Stimulator®.

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

Safer Than
Drug Therapy

38% of patients experience side effects from using antidepressant medication - including very serious side effects.1 By comparison, less than 1% of patients experience side effects - all minor - from using the Fisher Wallace Stimulator®.

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

30-Day
Trial Period

No medication, device or other form of therapy is effective for 100% of patients. That's why we offer a 30-day refund period.

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.

Return and Refund Policy

Our industry-leading refund policy allows patients to return their Fisher Wallace Stimulator® for a refund within 30 days of receipt. Fisher Wallace applies a 15% return fee to cover the cost of medical device processing and does not refund the cost of shipping. Refund checks are mailed within five weeks following receipt of an undamaged device.

Doctor & Patient
Testimonials

Our Medical
Advisory Board

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Meir Kryger
M.D.
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Mitchell Rosenthal
M.D.
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Stephen N. Xenakis
M.D.
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Lauri Liskin
M.D.
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J Roberto Trujillo
M.D., Sc.D.
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Ronald Podell
M.D.
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Robert Cancro
M.D.
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Sandlin Lowe
M.D.
MAB
Bruce Johnson
M.D.

Medical-Grade Technology

The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is cleared by the FDA to treat depression, anxiety and insomnia. Used for 20 minutes, once or twice a day, the device works by stimulating the brain to produce serotonin and melatonin while lowering cortisol. The device is comfortable to use and reduces symptoms for the majority of patients within two-to-four weeks of daily use.



The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® treats depression and anxiety by stimulating the brain to produce serotonin and melatonin while reducing cortisol (the stress hormone) and calming the brain's Default Mode Network. The device is effective in treating the following symptoms of depression and anxiety:

  • Decreased energy and fatigue
  • Oversleeping or insomnia
  • Persistent sadness
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Feelings of worthlessness and/or helplessness
  • Loss of interest in activities and hobbies, including sex
  • Restlessness and irritability
  • Chronic and unsubstantiated worry
  • Repeated, random panic attacks

These symptoms are commonly associated with Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

OUR NEW BIPOLAR DEPRESSION RESEARCH

Easy to Use

The device is extremely easy to use and the stimulation feels pleasant during the 20-minute treatment session, often causing the patient to feel immediately relaxed. Patients may read a book, watch TV, use the computer or engage in other quiet activities during the treatment session.

The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® treats insomnia by stimulating the brain to produce serotonin and melatonin while reducing cortisol (the stress hormone) and calming the brain's Default Mode Network. The device is effective in treating the following types of insomnia:

  • Chronic Insomnia: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep three or more nights per week.
  • Onset Insomnia: Difficulty falling asleep at the beginning of the night.
  • Comorbid Insomnia: Insomnia that occurs in conjunction with depression or anxiety.
  • Maintenance Insomnia: Difficulty staying asleep through the night (waking up often or waking up too early).
  • Acute Insomnia: Temporary difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep as the result of traveling or a life event.

Easy to Use

The device is extremely easy to use and the stimulation feels pleasant during the 20-minute treatment session, often causing the patient to feel immediately relaxed. To treat insomnia, patients use the device for 20 minutes before bedtime. If you do not suffer from insomnia and only use the device to treat depression or anxiety, the device will not make you drowsy.

Doctor & Patient Testimonials

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How It Works

Treatment Comparison

Compare the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® to Drug Therapy, ECT and tDCS for the treatment of depression, anxiety and insomnia.



Drug Therapy ECT tDCS Fisher Wallace Stimulator®
Indicated for Depression No
Indicated for Insomnia
No No
Indicated for Anxiety
No No
Free of Serious Side Effects No No
Use at Home No No
30-Day Refund Policy No No No

Return Policy & Insurance Reimbursement

Our industry-leading refund policy allows patients to return their Fisher Wallace Stimulator® for a refund within 30 days of receipt. Fisher Wallace applies a 15% return fee to cover the cost of medical device processing and does not refund the cost of shipping. Refund checks are mailed within five weeks following receipt of an undamaged device.