Efficacy and acceptability of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for major depressive disorder: An individual patient data meta-analysis

@article{Moffa2020EfficacyAA,
  title={Efficacy and acceptability of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for major depressive disorder: An individual patient data meta-analysis},
  author={A. Moffa and Donel M. Martin and A. Alonzo and D. Bennabi and D. Blumberger and I. Bense{\~n}or and Z. Daskalakis and F. Fregni and E. Haffen and S. Lisanby and F. Padberg and U. Palm and La{\'i}s B Razza and Bernardo Sampaio-Jr and C. Loo and A. Brunoni},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2020},
  volume={99}
}
We evaluated the efficacy and acceptability of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for treating acute depressive episodes using individual patient data that provide more precise estimates than aggregate data meta-analysis. A systematic review of placebo-controlled trials on tDCS as only intervention was conducted until December-2018. Data from each study was collated to estimate odds ratio (OR) and number needed to treat (NNT) of response and remission, and depression improvement… Expand
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