Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a method based on the action of the neurons of the brain using a weak direct current of low frequency, which is administered to the scalp via electrodes.

Depending on the time of stimulation, duration, strength, and frequency of the current, various parts of the cerebral cortex are activated or inhibited.

The approach has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approved for use by the European Committee for Health Protection, and included in the clinical protocols of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom.

How is the procedure performed?

The treatment includes a series of painless procedures.
At the start of the session, the doctor selects where the electrodes will be applied. Electrodes are attached to the scalp at regions of pressure in certain parts of the brain, depending on the disease. During the treatment, you may experience a mild tingling sensation, which you will rapidly adjust to.

Will I be cured for sure?

A variety of psychometric tools and clinical assessments are used to measure therapy progress at the start, middle, and end of treatment. 80% of patients show a significant improvement. A minor effect is seen in 15% of individuals, and only 5% have a clinical effect that is considered inconsequential.
What diseases can be treated with tDCS?
  • Depression

    • Medication-resistant depression, in which medication does not bring significant improvement or causes unbearable side effects
    • Mild, moderate, and severe depressive episodes
    • Depression in bipolar affective disorder (BPD)
    • Depression during pregnancy and postpartum depression
    • Alcoholic depression
  • Other disorders

    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
    • Hypochondriacal disorder, dysmorphophobia
    • Depersonalization and derealization syndrome
    • Auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia
    • Emotional and volitional deficits in schizophrenia
  • Addictions

    • Alcohol/nicotine addiction
    • Addiction to psychoactive substances (cocaine addiction)
    • Ludomania (gambling addiction)
  • Neurological pathologies:

    • Post-stroke disorders (paresis, speech, and swallowing disorders)
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Migraine
    • Cerebellar ataxia
    • Multiple sclerosis (symptomatic)
    • Epilepsy (focal)
  • Anxiety disorders

    • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
    • Panic disorder
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Insomnia
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