How to Handle the Long-term Impact of COVID-19 on Anxiety and Depression

While some people are now going about their normal lives, others, who struggled with anxiety prior to the COVID-19 global pandemic, or who developed anxiety or depression during the months of isolation, are living in a new normal. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the new normal includes anxiety and depression being increased 25% worldwide. 

WHO also noted that “It also indicates that women have been more severely impacted than men and that people with pre-existing physical health conditions, such as asthma, cancer, and heart disease, were more likely to develop symptoms of mental disorders.”

So if more people are suffering from anxiety and depression, and both can be compounded by existing health conditions, how can individuals take back control of their mental health?

Reducing Anxiety Without Medications

While there are a lot of treatment options for anxiety, and various severity levels of anxiety a person can experience, many people today are looking for drug-free options. The increased awareness of the side effects of medications for anxiety, depression, and especially pain, has resulted in increased demand by patients for something else.

Moreover, the pandemic showed the need to be able to enable self-managed care at home. Alpha-Stim solves both these challenges by offering a safe, drug-free option for relieving anxiety and depression* at home. Patients can even obtain a prescription (U.S required only) for a device via telehealth appointment, making it an easy and accessible option.


* Alpha-Stim is only FDA-cleared for treating anxiety, insomnia, and pain, with approval for depression outside the United States.

Real-World Examples of Alpha-Stim for Anxiety and Depression

See below for what one Alpha-Stim user said about their experience using Alpha-Stim for anxiety developed as a result of the pandemic, and the positive impact it has had on their lives below. (See what some providers have said too here.)

“I am a critical care nurse who had COVID twice in 2020 while providing bedside care to inpatient veterans at Salem VAMC. I am now disabled due to long-COVID with physical and mental health issues. I am on 3 medications for anxiety (panic attacks) & depression with limited effect. In my first 20-minute session, the Alpha-Stim device relieved my long-COVID anxiety. As a nurse, I hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Alpha-Stim has me believing in miracles. Thank you! While I still have other long-COVID issues to deal with, my quality of life has been greatly improved due to Alpha-Stim. All the best and be curious!” – Michael Huemmer, RN

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