Cumulative and booster effects of tdcs sessions on drug cravings, lapse, and cognitive impairment in methamphetamine use disorder: A case study report

Schwann Shariatirad, Alaleh Vaziri, Peyman Hassani-Abharian, Mona Sharifi Fardshad, Nader Molavi, Paul Fitzgerald

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Background and Objectives Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation method, which shows promising therapeutic effects in controlling drug cravings. Methods In this study, we present cumulative and booster effects of tDCS sessions on methamphetamine cravings, lapse, and cognitive impairment in a methamphetamine dependent subject. Results Our study shows cumulative effects of continuous anodal tDCS sessions on right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) could reduce drug cravings and their consequences. Discussion and Conclusions Moreover, booster tDCS treatments might be helpful in controlling psychological stress and drug cravings. (Am J Addict 2016;25:264-266)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-266
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal on Addictions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016

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