I contacted a few people using tDCS to cure their depression via social media. Mario, 32 from Mexico, told me it was working for him.
“I think it is great. You can see a lot of improvements in your mood. The more you use it the better you feel.”
Another user, eagee, wrote, “I suffered from depression for almost 25 years, and after I started applying tDCS I’ve had two years so far without it.”
If tDCS really can be so life changing for depression patients, why isn’t it more widely available?
According to Dr. Williams, “the equipment is so simple that it cannot be patented in the US. And if no one can own the rights to tDCS, no one can make a profit on it.”
That’s why, according to its supporters, tCDS is being ignored by major drug companies.
Featuring Swansea University researcher Claire J. Hanley
@clairejhanley. Lucy Owen explores a new way of improving her memory. Will she score better at a memory test once her brain has been stimulated by electromagnetic impulses?
the montage used was position T7 (anode)/T8(cathode) from the 10-10 system
— Claire J. Hanley (@clairejhanley) September 28, 2016
yes, a double-blind, sham-controlled tDCS study looking to improve general cognition in older adults. very early days though!
— Claire J. Hanley (@clairejhanley) September 29, 2016
>@clairejhanley What would you call that montage?
Claire J. Hanley @clairejhanley
@DIYtDCS the montage used was position T7 (anode)/T8(cathode) from the 10-10 system