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Transcranial stimulation in depression

  • Charlotte Allan (a1), Ukwuori-Gisela Kalu (a2), Claire E. Sexton (a3) and Klaus P. Ebmeier (a4)

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Transcranial direct current stimulation is coming of age with the large treatment study published in this issue. We review transcranial stimulation methods, their efficacy and the likely impact on National Health Service (NHS) practice. Their use in individuals who do not respond to or cannot tolerate medication should now be explored in large controlled naturalistic studies in the NHS.

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Corresponding author

Professor Klaus P. Ebmeier, University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK. Email: klaus.ebmeier@psych.ox.ac.uk

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See pp. 52–59, this issue.

Declaration of interest

K.P.E. has received support in kind and travel expenses from Dantec and Magstim.

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Transcranial stimulation in depression

  • Charlotte Allan (a1), Ukwuori-Gisela Kalu (a2), Claire E. Sexton (a3) and Klaus P. Ebmeier (a4)
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