In a study now made freely accessible online, Dr. Marom Bikson’s lab at the City College of New York attempted to elucidate the underlying mechanism behind the apparent heating effect tDCS had on the area of stimulation.
A recent study by Carvalho et al., titled “Home-Based Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Device Development: An Updated Protocol Used at Home in Healthy Subjects and Fibromyalgia Patients” explores the potential use of at-home tDCS for treating fibromyalgia.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced the clearance of NeuroSigma’s Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) system for treating children with ADHD.
Researchers from the University of New South Wales School of Psychiatry is currently trialing a hand-held tDCS device meant to improve the moods of those suffering from depression.
A recent study released by researcher Rob Reinhart at Boston University seems to suggest non-invasive electrical brain stimulation could also revert working memory functionality of older adults back 50 years!
In patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), abnormal, elevated oscillating activity of the alpha frequency brain waves have been observed—mostly located in the left frontal regions of the brain. This increased alpha oscillation strength in depressed patients have been correlated with a state of low neuronal activity
If you are looking for a non-drug option for treating depression you might consider one of three forms of brain stimulation: Electroconvulsive Therapy, transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
There are many types of neuromodulation, also called brain stimulation. Among them is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS), and of course transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS).