Depression and Anxiety Treatment

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Anode: Left DLPFC [F3)     Cathode: Right Supraorbital (FP2)

tDCS Montage - Improving Mood F3-Fp2 FRONT     tDCS Montage - Improving Mood F3-Fp2

 

Study Results: Improved Mood, Reduced Depression

Other Uses: Reduced Anxiety

Notes: This electrode placement is the most widely studied tDCS montage shown to produce mood improvement, most notably in those individuals suffering with depression. Furthermore, this montage has been shown to alleviate symptoms in certain cases of severe treatment-resistant depression, Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and General Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

Scientific Publications:

Transcranial direct current stimulation: a promising alternative for the treatment of major depression? (Marcelo T. Berlim; Vitor Dias Neto; Gustavo Turecki)

Go-no-go task performance improvement after anodal transcranial DC stimulation of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in major depression (Paulo S. Boggio, Felix Bermpohl, Adriana O. Vergara, Ana L.C.R. Muniz, Fernanda H. Nahas, Priscila B. Leme, Sergio P. Rigonatti, Felipe Fregnic)