Feasibility of Computerized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Combined With Bifrontal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Treatment of Major Depression.

Feasibility of Computerized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Combined With Bifrontal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Treatment of Major Depression.
Feasibility of Computerized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Combined With Bifrontal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Treatment of Major Depression. Neuromodulation. 2018 Aug 28;: Authors: Welch ES, Weigand A, Hooker JE, Philip NS, Tyrka AR, Press DZ, Carpenter LL Abstract BACKGROUND: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) has demonstrated preliminary antidepressant effects and beneficial effects on cognitive function. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the feasibility and acceptability of using tDCS to enhance the effects of computer-based CBT for treatment of MDD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study, 14 patients ... read more