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Brain zapping: A new MRI imaging algorithm developed to determine efficacy

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Some people who suffer from chronic pain, epilepsy and drug cravings are applying transcranial direct current stimulation to parts of their skulls in the hopes that it will be a low-cost replacement for medication.
 
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24 Nov 2016 - General
 
As the article mentioned, the benefit of transcranial direct current stimulation is still debatable. Personally, I would not advocate the use of this form of adjunctive treatment without evidence that it definitely has its merits. Moreover, eventhough this form of treatment sounds harmless, there is a question on safety. At times, effect on domains of executive function are not evident until later on. I cannot help but compare this with deep brain stimulation, from which the principles were prob...
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In the modern world we live, some electronic devices have been developed to improve the quality of life or treat diseases. One of these successful devices was the contraceptive implants. Transcranial direct current stimulators (tDCS) are small devices which use direct electrical currents to stimulate specific parts of the brain. There are two types of stimulation with tDCS: anodal and cathodal stimulation. Anodal stimulation acts to excite neuronal activity while cathodal stimulation inhibits or...
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There is an increased use of mild electric current to the parts of the skulls to the patients who are suffering from chronic pain, epilepsy, and drug cravings. Such patients have hope that it will provide a low cost and effective replacement cure to the medications. They are also hoping for an improved cognitive function to reduce the multitude of neurological and psychiatric symptoms. It is termed as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) that is non-invasive and painless brain stimulat...
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