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A description and critical analysis of the therapeutic uses of transcranial direct current stimulation: implications for clinical practice and research

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A description and critical analysis of the therapeutic uses of transcranial direct current stimulation: implications for clinical practice and research
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Nursing : Research and Reviews, September 2016
DOI 10.2147/nrr.s115627
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David Vance, Pariya Fazeli, Shameka Cody, Tyler Bell, Caitlin Northcutt

Abstract

For centuries, since the advent of harnessing magnetic and electrical energies, humans have been applying such energies to various body parts, including the brain, with the goal of improving health. Advancements over the past two decades in the production and affordability of such devices that precisely deliver such energies have resulted in novel therapeutic uses. One technique in particular, transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), uses electrodes placed on the scalp to deliver a low electrical current to various areas on the surface of the neocortex. Such electrical currents stimulate neurons, which depending on the area of the neocortex it is applied and certain stimulation parameters, can either excite or inhibit certain functions within the brain that may result in alterations in mood, cognition, and behavior. This article provides an overview of this approach, explains how it is used, describes the hypothesized neurobiomechanisms involved, and explores its therapeutic potential. From this overview, implications for nursing practice and innovative uses for nursing research are posited.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 34%
Researcher 4 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 14%
Student > Master 3 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 8 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 21%
Neuroscience 5 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 10%
Philosophy 1 3%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 2 7%

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