publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Prefrontal cortex modulation using transcranial DC stimulation reduces alcohol craving: a double-blind, sham-controlled study.

lotfi merabet;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
Abstract
Abstract Background Functional neuroimaging studies have shown that specific brain areas are associated with alcohol craving including the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC). We tested whether modulation of DLPFC using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) could alter alcohol craving in patients with alcohol dependence while being exposed to alcohol cues. Methods We performed a randomized sham-controlled study in which 13 subjects received sham and active bilateral tDCS delivered to DLPFC (anodal left/cathodal right and anodal right/cathodal left). For sham stimulation, the electrodes were placed at the same positions as in active stimulation; howev...
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Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activitiespsychological phenomena and processes
free text keywords: Toxicology, Pharmacology (medical), Pharmacology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Craving, medicine.symptom, medicine, Prefrontal cortex, Brain stimulation, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Stimulation, Transcranial direct-current stimulation, medicine.medical_treatment, Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, medicine.anatomical_structure, business.industry, business, Anesthesia, Alcohol dependence, Functional neuroimaging
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