Objective To analyze the effectiveness of cranial electrotherapy stimulation （CES） on children with mixed anxiety and depressive disorder. Methods There are two groups participating in the research, each of which included 30 subjects at the age of 8 to 16 who met mixed anxiety and depressive disorder criteria of ICD-10 and whose SDS and SAS scores were more than 40. The experimental group was treated with CES, and the control group was treated with pseudo-CES. The experimental group was compared with the control group on SDS and SAS at the four stages of the treatment. Results After the treatment, in the experimental group 23 of 30 subjects （76.7%） improved significantly, and 7 of 30 subjects （23.3.7%） improved; in the control group 3 of 30 subjects （ I6.7% ） improved significantly, and 7 of 30 subjects （23.3%） improved, and 18 of 30 subjects （40%） did not improve. There was a significant difference on the curative effect between the two groups. Conclusion CES is quite effective for treating children with mixed anxiety and depressive disorder.
Chinese Journal of Behavioral Medical Science