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Topical Collection "Advances in Neurostimulation: Understanding of the Mechanisms and Clinical Applications"
A topical collection in Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This collection belongs to the section "Mental Health".Viewed by 29109
2. Department of Psychiatry, UZBrussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
3. Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, The Netherlands
Interests: brain stimulation; psychiatry; brain imaging; neuroscience; treatment-resistance
2. Unité de Recherche Clinique (URC), EPS Ville Evrard, Neuilly-sur-Marne, France
Interests: neurostimulation (rTMS, ECT, tDCS); emotion processing; mood disorder; structural and functional neuroimaging; pedophilia; sexual disorders; sexual molesters
Topical Collection Information
Brain stimulation methods been part of the clinical routine in psychiatry for several years, offering a therapeutic alternative to pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments. Whether they are noninvasive brain stimulation techniques, such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), or more invasive techniques, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) or (transcunaneous) vagus nerve stimulation ((t)VNS), they demonstrate efficacy in several psychiatric disorders, including when those disorders have proven resistant to the current treatment algorithms. There is no doubt that new clinical applications will emerge or have their efficacy confirmed in the coming years. Identifying the factors of clinical response or resistance to these techniques is important for the optimization of therapeutic outcomes.
However, the physiological mechanisms underlying neurostimulation are not yet fully understood. Exploring the effects of these techniques with brain activity measures (functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET) or electroencephalography (EEG), etc.) or biological measures (hormones, neuroplasticity, inflammation, etc.) can help us to better understand the neurobiological bases of these methods.
Besides neuropsychiatry, this Topical Collection also seeks to promote new effective clinical applications in brain stimulation, such as personality or somatic disorders, and advances in understanding of their mechanisms, including studies with healthy subjects.
Original research articles, systematic reviews/meta-analyses are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Chris Baeken
Dr. Virginie Moulier
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- Brain stimulation
- Brain imaging
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Title: Insights into EEG under transcranial direct current stimulation by a neural model
Authors: Axel Hutt and Joséphine Riedinger