transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a safe and evidence-based therapy to offer a fast and sometimes long-lasting effects for people with Depression, Addiction and Craving and for Pain Management. neuroCare’s expert therapists can supervise a home-based program using telehealth services, using the latest equipment backed by world-leading engineers and scientists.
Advantages of tDCS
Antidepressant effects without the need for medications
20 -30 sessions needed on average
Combined with professional Psychology or Psychiatry teleconsultations
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Studies have demonstrated that in depression there is often asymmetric activity of neuron populations in the prefrontal cortex. In the left hemisphere (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, DLPFC) decreased neuronal activity has been observed. This can be compensated with anodal left side tDCS. Improvement in cognitive performance is observed in relatively few sessions. Studies show antidepressant effects are generally noticed after 2 to 3 weeks of treatment. tDCS can be used in parallel to or complimentary to other conventional therapies (e.g. pharmacotherapy or psychotherapy). Level of evidence for depression = Level B (probably effective).
Help for Pain
In studies of patients with fibromyalgia, migraine, chronic, postoperative or neuropathic pain, tDCS treatment with anodic stimulation over the motor cortex is found to reduce perceived pain. In relatively few sessions, improvements have been observed which have persisted after treatment.
Evidence level for fibromyalgia = Level B (probably effective)
Level of evidence for neuropathic pain of the lower extremities = Level C (possibly effective)