Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): The Most Effective Treatment for Depression You’ve Never Heard Of

Timothy Sexton has been covering tDCS on the Yahoo Contributor Network.

You name an antidepressant and I have tried it. I have even been on the verge of getting electro-convulsive therapy to treat my depression. And yet not once-not one single time-have I ever heard any of these doctors bring up transcranial direct current stimulation or use the term tDCS.

As a writer and a victim of clinical depression, I have collected a small library of books related to health concerns. Many of these books specifically focus on alternatives to mainstream American approaches to treating illnesses. Not a single one of these books mentions tDCS at all. Not for improving cognition, not for treating pain and not for treating depression. Nada. Nothing. Zilch.

He ends the article with…

I am going to be undergoing tDCS treatment for depression myself and follow-ups to this article will provide a first-person investigation into how this alternative treatment actually affects mood and behavior.

I’ll be keeping an eye out for Timothy’s follow-up.

via Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): The Most Effective Treatment for Depression You’ve Never Heard Of – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.com.
See Also: Treatment of depression with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS): A Review (pdf)

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