Frequently Asked Questions about  tDCS


How does tDCS work?

Mild current produced from the tDCS device primes the stimulated area for action without causing any neurons to fire electrical signals. Overall, this priming effect causes the neurons to become more likely to respond and communicate with other connected neurons within the stimulated area.


How long is a tDCS treatment?

The time for tDCS treatments can vary between studies. The average length for treatment is thought to be around 20 minutes.


Are there any side effects?

Side effects for tDCS are minimal. The most common side effects are tingling and itching at the stimulation site, and slight headaches during treatment.


What are the potential risks?

More research is needed at this point for further investigation in order to evaluate the potential risks of tDCS.