Hooking up: zapping your brain

Katie, 23, has suffered from anxiety and depression since she was 18. When her boyfriend Lee told her about transcranial directcurrent stimulation (tDCS), a form of neurostimulation which involves administering a low level of electrical current to the brain, she was sceptical. But Lee had heard that it could help people with mood disorders and wondered if she might benefit from it.

“The first time, I freaked out,” she remembers. “I thought, ‘I can’t cope with putting electrical stimulations in my brain.’ Lee put this machine on and, it’s difficult to explain, but, everything went empty in a good way. I can’t remember if I’ve ever felt like that. I felt relaxed and chilled inside. It was a mad sensation and an out-of-body experience.”

She’d tried anti-depressants in the past but found they didn’t work for her. Now she uses the kit regularly. “It’s improved my life and improved my mind,” she says.

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The Brain Stimulator tDCS Travel Model

Brain Stimulator just announced their new ‘Travel Model’.

tDCS Portable Travel Model with Coin

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Now Available!

The smallest, lightest, and most affordable tDCS device is finally here. Looking for a portable tDCS option? Something you can slip in your pocket and can go anywhere with you? Or looking to just try out tDCS to see if it’s right for you? The Brain Stimulator tDCS Travel Model may be the answer for you!

This device features a switch that allows you to access “high” and “low” (2mA and 1mA) settings, a convenient electrode jack on the top, 3 feet of electrode wires, and a smooth small design capable of going almost anywhere. (Note 9V battery not included)

via The Brain Stimulator tDCS Travel Model.