Depression is a mental illness that affects 1 in 10 people according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Depression’s primary symptoms are no interest in life and/or sad mood. People with depression often are haunted with feelings of worthlessness or lack of hope, even suicidal thoughts. Depression can affect so many aspects of our lives such as our careers, hobbies and even relationships.

This is why depression is such a serious illness and can affect anyone, cue tDCS. tDCS has been making a name for itself as a new treatment for depression since it’s an easy to use and non-invasive technique.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0062219

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2 thoughts on “Reducing Depression

  1. Beekeeper97

    Nice site. Works well with iPhone. Looking forward to more info about reduction in depression. Specifically, what to do during the sessions, how long, frequency, etc. this is new to me, so still doing research. Very cool illustrations on placement.

  2. gthomasp

    I am just finishing up a TDCS study sponsored by the University of South Whales. For depression, electrodes were placed in the F3/F8 montage. I received 40 thirty minute blind sessions with the last four weeks guaranteed to be full amperage treatments. I have taken antidepressants for 30 plus years and they mostly didn’t work. After these sessions for the study, I am depression free. The damned back ground talk has ceased. Currently I am having a cool down treatment once a week for four weeks and the study will end. I have been able to relax and focus more on what I am doing. I am unipolar meaning I am either depressed or just numb. These last two months I have actually felt happy! I feel more evened out if that makes any sense. .

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