Hypomania Induced by Bifrontal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in a Patient with Bipolar Depression

Hypomania Induced by Bifrontal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in a Patient with Bipolar Depression

Article Date: 2018-09-17 (Revised: 2018-11-14)
Authors: Chao PC, Chang CC, Chang HA
PMID Link: 30235920


Journal Information
Title: Psychiatry investigation
Abbreviation: Psychiatry Investig
Volume: 15
Issue: 9
Date: 2018-09-01
Citation: Psychiatry Investig 2018 Sep;15(9):914-915

Abstract

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a non-invasive neuromodulation technique, has been increasingly used to treat bipolar depression. Researchers recently noticed the risk of tDCS-emergent mania/hypomania in depressed patients and started to evaluate this risk by launching a meta-analysis. Here we present a female with bipolar II depression who rapidly developed hypomanic switching during bifrontal tDCS.

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