How does tDCS work?
tDCS is an emerging neuromodulation technique that is offered by TMSCA. Research
has shown that tDCS can benefit in the treatment of depression. In Australia, the
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved tDCS devices for use in depression
and other psychiatric and neurological disorders. tDCS uses a weak electric current that passes
through electrodes placed on the scalp to subtly modify brain activity. Treatment is
delivered by a small, portable battery-driven device.
tDCS therapy can be safely delivered at home. The treatment is painless and often patients
continue with normal activities like reading or watching TV while receiving treatment –
in fact, activating the brain during treatment can help maximise the effect.