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Current Directions in Non-Invasive Low Intensity Electric Brain Stimulation for Depressive Disorder.
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PMID:  24923338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Non-invasive sub-convulsive stimulation of the human brain to improve depressive symptoms is increasingly finding its way in clinical settings as a viable form of somatic treatment. Following successful modulation of neural excitability with subsequent antidepressant effects, neural polarization by administrating weak direct currents to the scalp has gained renewed interest. A new wave of basic and clinical studies seems to underscore the potential therapeutic value of direct current stimulation in the treatment of depression. Issues concerning the lack of mechanistic insights into the workings of modifying brain function through neural polarization and how this process translates to its antidepressant properties calls for additional research. The range of its clinical applicability has yet to be established.
D Jlg Schutter; A T Sack
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  CNS & neurological disorders drug targets     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1996-3181     ISO Abbreviation:  CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-6-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101269155     Medline TA:  CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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