Transcranial direct current stimulation

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Transcranial direct current stimulation or tDCS is a way of using low levels of electric current to stimulate parts of the brain without the need for drugs, and without inserting anything into the brain.[1]

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Evidence is limited but some studies have suggested transcranial direct current stimulation might be helpful as a treatment for depression, anxiety, chronic pain or other uses.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Mennitto, Donna. "The Brain Stimulation Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland". Retrieved March 26, 2021.