Cumulative and Booster Effects of Tdcs Sessions on Drug Cravings, Lapse, and Cognitive Impairment in Methamphetamine use Disorder: A Case Study Report

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Abstract

Background and Objectives:

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation method, which shows promising therapeutic effects in controlling drug cravings.

Methods:

In this study, we present cumulative and booster effects of tDCS sessions on methamphetamine cravings, lapse, and cognitive impairment in a methamphetamine dependent subject.

Results:

Our study shows cumulative effects of continuous anodal tDCS sessions on right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) could reduce drug cravings and their consequences.

Discussion and Conclusions:

Moreover, booster tDCS treatments might be helpful in controlling psychological stress and drug cravings. (Am J Addict 2016;25:264–266)

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