Flexyx Database Partial Summary of those diagnoses with above 9 members (excl. OCD)

The purpose of this data summary is to highlight where FNS is weakest, rather than to make claims about its efficacy. The data is specifically biased negatively by selecting a disproportionately large number of subjects with negative or no positive outcome, in relation to the number of subjects who have had positive results. Further, data early in the history of FNS has been combined with recent data, across which time treatment protocols and equipment have changed enormously.

All improvement ratings are based on self-reports. These data have not been collected under controlled conditions! No inference should be made about efficacy for any diagnosis.

 

Sorted by

Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Number

Mean # Sessions

% Very Improved

% Improved

% Slightly Improved

% Mixed Improvement

% No Change

% Slightly Worse

% Much Worse

TBI - Mild

38

26

37

40

15

5

Depression

33

24

23

15

61

Fibromyalgia

28

27

42

42

17

PTSD

18

35

54

23

23

ADD

9

35

50

50

OCD

6

17

100

Sorted by Number

of Sessions

Diagnosis

Number

Mean # Sessions

% Very Improved

% Improved

% Slightly Improved

% Mixed Improvement

% No Change

% Slightly Worse

% Much Worse

ADD

9

35

50

50

PTSD

18

35

54

23

23

Fibromyalgia

28

27

42

42

17

TBI - Mild

38

26

37

40

15

5

Depression

33

24

23

15

61

OCD

6

17

100

Sorted by Degree

of Improvement

Diagnosis

Number

Mean # Sessions

% Very Improved

% Improved

% Slightly Improved

% Mixed Improvement

% No Change

% Slightly Worse

% Much Worse

OCD

6

17

100

ADD

9

35

50

50

Fibromyalgia

28

27

42

42

17

PTSD

18

35

54

23

23

TBI - Mild

38

26

37

40

15

5

Depression

33

24

23

15

61

NB: "Slightly worse" in TBI occurred very early in the history of FNS at which time we knew very little about photosensitivity and its management.

Similarly, most lack responses for depression occurred early in the history of this modality.


Last Updated on 4/6/98
By Len Ochs