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Title: Transcranial direct current stimulation as an add-on treatment to cognitive-behavior therapy in first episode drug-naïve major depression patients: The ESAP Study Protocol
Authors: Carvalho, Sandra
Gonçalves, Óscar F.
Brunoni, André R.
Fernandes-Gonçalves, Ana
Fregni, Felipe
Leite, Jorge
Keywords: MDD (Major Depressive Disorder)
Study protocol
Drug-naïve
tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation)
CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy)
Issue Date: 3-Nov-2020
Publisher: Victoria University of Wellington
Citation: Carvalho S,, Gonçalves, Ó. F,, Brunoni, A. R,, Fernandes-Gonçalves A,, Fregni, F., & Leite, J. (2020). Transcranial direct current stimulation as an add-on treatment to cognitive-behavior therapy in first episode drug-naïve major depression patients: The ESAP Study Protocol. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 1-12. Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/3263
Abstract: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects more than 264 million people worldwide. Current treatments include the use of psychotherapy and/or drugs, however ∼30% of patients either do not respond to these treatments, or do not tolerate the side effects associated to the use of pharmacological interventions. Thus, it is important to study non-pharmacological interventions targeting mechanisms not directly involved with the regulation of neurotransmitters. Several studies demonstrated that transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) can be effective for symptoms relief in MDD. However, tDCS seems to have a better effect when used as an add-on treatment to other interventions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11328/3263
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