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What Do We Know about Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Major Depression?

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Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada
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Neuroscience of Imagination Cognition Emotion Research Lab, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada
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Neuropsychiatry Lab, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1, Canada
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Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
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Brain Sci. 2020, 10(8), 480; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10080480
Received: 21 July 2020 / Revised: 21 July 2020 / Accepted: 23 July 2020 / Published: 25 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Neural Engineering)
The interest in using non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) for the treatment of major depression (MD), including treatment resistant depression, is growing rapidly. The paper by Bennabi and Haffen (Brain Sci. 2018, 8) was an important step towards the formal acceptance of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as a possible form of therapy. Their review demonstrated favourable support for the beneficial effects of tDCS for MD, coupled with necessary practical considerations, such as its relatively low cost, portability/ease of use in clinical settings, non-invasiveness, and good tolerability. Here, we provide a follow-up to their review and sketch a current update. Means for optimizing tDCS efficacy and potential limitations of current studies are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: transcranial direct current stimulation; tDCS; non-invasive brain stimulation; NIBS; transcranial magnetic stimulation; transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS); major depression transcranial direct current stimulation; tDCS; non-invasive brain stimulation; NIBS; transcranial magnetic stimulation; transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS); major depression
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Buchanan, D.M.; Robaey, P.; D’Angiulli, A. What Do We Know about Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Major Depression? Brain Sci. 2020, 10, 480. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10080480

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Buchanan DM, Robaey P, D’Angiulli A. What Do We Know about Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Major Depression? Brain Sciences. 2020; 10(8):480. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10080480

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Buchanan, Derrick M.; Robaey, Philippe; D’Angiulli, Amedeo. 2020. "What Do We Know about Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Major Depression?" Brain Sci. 10, no. 8: 480. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10080480

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