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Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (TDCS)

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Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal 89% (161 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,  •  9 years experience
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Hello Everyone! This is R Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal. Consultant psychiatrist at Infinity clinic.

Today I am going to talk about one of the latest modalities for the management of various psychiatric conditions this modality is called Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation or TDCS. TDCS has recent been introduced and has been introduced and has been approved by urine for mirrors conditions in Europe in the last five years. So what is TDSC we know that in most psychiatric condition there is a chemical imbalance in the brain that happens because of which our states of mind and our perceptions change. With TDCS we stimulate and target particular areas of the brain to stimulate and then achieve the desired result simply meaning a kind of brain stimulation which is completely noninvasive very safe. With almost no side effects for therapeutic improvement. So what are the condition in which TDCS can be used. TDCS has a very wide variety of applications for which it can be used so some of them include depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction for craving management. Migraine, different kinds of pains, among a host of other applications. A typical TDCS session lasts between 20 to 40 minutes although we prescribe a 30 minutes session which is a standard session clinically. A patient may require anywhere 5 to 40 sessions of TDCS for therapeutic improvement, however usually most clients need about 10 to 20 sessions to experience significant improvement. Like I mentioned earlier, there are virtually no side effects except a mild headache or dizziness with TDCS which are also very transient and do not last longer so if you thing you don’t want to consult infinity clinic to TDCs or have you.

If you have any other queries you can definitely contact us on Lybrate and we will help you as best as we can. Thank you.

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