publication . Article . 2016

Effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the prefrontal cortex combined with cognitive training for treating schizophrenia: a sham-controlled randomized clinical trial

Natasza Orlov; Quirino Cordeiro; Ricardo Riyoiti Uchida; Pedro Shiozawa; Daniella Valverde Ducos; Henrique Teruo Akiba; July Silveira Gomes; Alisson Paulino Trevizol; Álvaro Machado Dias;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2016 Journal: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (issn: 2238-0019, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Associação de Psiquiatria do Rio Grande do Sul
Abstract Introduction: We report a transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) protocol over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) combined with cognitive training in schizophrenia. Method: We assessed psychotic symptoms in nine patients using the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS). All evaluations were scored at baseline, at the end of the intervention protocol, and during a 4-week follow-up. The tDCS protocol consisted of 10 consecutive sessions over 5-day periods. We placed the cathode over the right and the anode over the left DLPFC. For sham stimulation, we turned the device off after 60 seconds. Cognitive training consisted of the adminis...
free text keywords: Schizophrenia, cognition, transcranial direct current stimulation, Psychiatry, RC435-571, Esquizofrenia, cognição, estimulação transcraniana por corrente contínua, Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale, Transcranial direct-current stimulation, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Clinical psychology, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine.disease, Cognitive therapy, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Cognitive training, Prefrontal cortex, Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, medicine.anatomical_structure, Psychology
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