Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) bij de behandeling van cocaïne en alcohol verslaving
Drug dependence is a chronic brain disorder. Repeated and long-term drug use induces long-lasting brain changes, so stimulating the continuation of drug use and making the patient more prone to relapsing once abstinent. While there has been an immense search for new medications to help treat drug dependence, none have yet been successful nor registered so far. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-pharmacological therapy that may modulate signals in specific brain regions. With two electrodes on the scalp, a weak electrical current is passed through them, thereby altering possible involved pathways to reduce feelings of craving and to promote long-term abstinence. This study investigates the exact brain changes associated with this stimulation, and the effect that 10-day therapy has on drug craving, abstinence, and quality of life in patients with drug dependence.
Datum laatste wijziging: 10/04/2019
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