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The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is cleared by the FDA to treat depression associated with bipolar disorder. A recent published study demonstrated the device’s effectiveness in treating bipolar II depression. Used for 20 minutes, once or twice a day, the device works by stimulating the brain to produce serotonin while modulating the default mode network. The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is comfortable to use and reduces symptoms for the majority of patients within 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.

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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.