Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive neurostimulation technique where a low direct current is applied to the brain through electrodes placed on a targeted area. Powered by a 5V battery, tDCS uses a constant current flow from electrode to electrode that establishes an electrical pathway within the brain creating neuronal excitability. The sustainable neuronal excitability allows for an alteration of brain function that can be used for different therapies, such as: improving behaviour, cognitive performance, or mood, depending on the brain area being stimulated. Due to tDCS have very few side effects, being portable, and cost effective, it holds a great potential as a tool for therapy and research. However, treatment response rates are the lowest of all the neurostimuation therapies and unsupervised treatments have the potential to warrant unintended side effects.
At NINET our goal using tDCS is to provide a service that will help explore treatment options for those suffering with mood disorders and proved the most efficient results.
Current Research Projects involving tDCS