What is tDCS?
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive brain stimulation technique that has been a method for treating depression, anxiety, and ADHD for several decades. It has been shown to be effective as an augmentation to pharmacological treatment, psychotherapy, or an alternative for those who cannot take medication. Research on tDCS as a treatment method has also shown it to be entirely safe for use, even for adolescent and elderly patients. The therapies have been shown to be effective in placebo-controlled trials, and the majority of patients feel relief in their symptoms after a few weeks.
Read more how Sooma tDCS was successfully used in the first published placebo-controlled at-home tDCS study (Hyvärinen et al, 2016).
tDCS treatment is delivered using a uses a medical-grade device called Sooma tDCS. It works with a rechargeable battery to deliver a very small current through electrodes specifically placed on the head and are kept in place using a cap.
How does one access tDCS?
The medical-grade device is always prescribed by a medical professional. Talk to one of our psychiatrists to get started.
Where does tDCS session take place?
Once trained, tDCS can be done in the comfort of your own home.
How does tDCS work?
The effects of tDCS are based on transcranial stimulation, which is an electrical current to the patient's brain.
Placing the electrodes in the right place is highly important for the stimulation. The tDCS current will spread to large areas in the brain under the electrode. Training is provided for home use.