Examining transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) as a treatment for hallucinations in schizophrenia.

@article{Brunelin2012ExaminingTD,
  title={Examining transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) as a treatment for hallucinations in schizophrenia.},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Brunelin and Marine Mondino and Leila Gassab and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Haesebaert and Lofti Gaha and Marie-Françoise Suaud-Chagny and M. F. A. Saoud and Anwar Mechri and Emmanuel Poulet},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={169 7},
  pages={719-24}
}
OBJECTIVE Some 25%–30% of patients with schizophrenia have auditory verbal hallucinations that are refractory to antipsychotic drugs. Outcomes in studies of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation suggest the possibility that application of transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) with inhibitory stimulation over the left temporo-parietal cortex and excitatory stimulation over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex could affect hallucinations and negative symptoms, respectively. The… CONTINUE READING
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