Transcranial direct current stimulation in psychiatric disorders

Gabriel Tortella
2015 World Journal of Psychiatry  
The interest in non-invasive brain stimulation techniques is increasing in recent years. Among these techniques, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been the subject of great interest among researchers because of its easiness to use, low cost, benign profile of side effects and encouraging results of research in the field. This interest has generated several studies and randomized clinical trials, particularly in psychiatry. In this review, we provide a summary of the development
more » ... of the technique and its mechanism of action as well as a review of the methodological aspects of randomized clinical trials in psychiatry, including studies in affective disorders, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, child psychiatry and substance use disorder. Finally, REVIEW Submit a Manuscript
doi:10.5498/wjp.v5.i1.88 pmid:25815258 pmcid:PMC4369553 fatcat:alde5eq4bnbttbg3kgv3zrqerq