Transcranial direct current stimulation is coming of age with the large treatment study published in this issue. We review transcranial stimulation methods, their efficacy and the likely impact on National Health Service (NHS) practice. Their use in individuals who do not respond to or cannot tolerate medication should now be explored in large controlled naturalistic studies in the NHS.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

01/2012

Volume

200

Pages

10 - 11

Keywords

Depressive Disorder, Major, Electric Stimulation Therapy, Female, Humans, Male, Prefrontal Cortex