Anode: F3 (Left DLPFC)
Cathode: F4 (Right DLPFC)
Typical stimulation protocol is 2 mA intensity for 20 minutes.
Can be used to reduce addictive behaviors that include cravings for tobacco, food, alcohol and drugs. Can also be used for reducing risk taking behavior.
Due to the proximity of the electrodes to one another, shunting is a possibility.
Prefrontal cortex transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) temporarily reduces food cravings and increases the self-reported ability to resist food in adults with frequent food craving. Rachel L. Goldman (2011)