Effects of transcranial electrical stimulation on working memory in patients with schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Effects of transcranial electrical stimulation on working memory in patients with schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Yong Liu and Nannan Gu and Xinyi Cao and Yikang Zhu and Jijun Wang and Robert C. Smith and Chunbo Li},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},

Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on brain changes and relation to cognition in patients with schizophrenia: a fMRI study.

The results support tDCS could offer a potential novel approach for modulating cortical activity and its relation to cognitive function and changes in brain activation measured during the N-back task were correlated with some dimensions of cognitive function immediately after 10 tDCS sessions and at follow-up times.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on the Left Superior Temporal Sulcus Improves Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: An Open-Label Study

Administration of multisession tDCS with anode stimulation targeting the left STS provides a novel strategy to improve functional outcomes in patients with schizophrenia, and significant improvements were found on theory of mind and HT.

Metabolic syndrome in patients with schizophrenia: Why should we care

MS is very common in patients with schizophrenia, which may be associated with many possible risk factors, and early interventions and nursing care targeted at those influencing factors are needed to improve the prognosis of schizophrenia.

European Psychiatric Association guidance on treatment of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia

This European Psychiatric Association guidance recommends an appropriate pharmacological management as a fundamental starting point in the treatment of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia, although no clear superiority of a single second-generation antipsychotic has currently been found.



Single transcranial direct current stimulation in schizophrenia: Randomized, cross-over study of neurocognition, social cognition, ERPs, and side effects

It is suggested that a single dose of tDCS over these areas does not yield a therapeutic effect on cognition in schizophrenia, and the very small effect sizes demonstrated were not due to lack of statistical power.

Preliminary investigation of the effects of γ-tACS on working memory in schizophrenia

A randomized repeated-measures study compared the effects of γ-tACS, tDCS and sham stimulation on the performance of the two back working memory tasks in ten patients with schizophrenia and found that gamma (γ) tACS may be even more effective than tDCS in improving working memory in schizophrenia.