Non-invasive brain stimulation for the treatment of pain and depression

Non-invasive brain stimulation for the treatment of pain and depression

Non-invasive brain stimulation is an emerging technology where the human brain is stimulated with electric currents applied by electrodes to the skull. These techniques have shown promising results in a variety of psychiatric and somatic diseases including chronic pain and depression.

Related Publications:

Csifcsák, G., Boayue, N. M., Puonti, O., Thielscher, A., & Mittner, M. (2018). Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation for treating depression: A modeling study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 234, 164–173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.02.077
  • Fagerlund, Asbjørn Johansen; Hansen, Odd Arne; Aslaksen, Per M. Transcranial direct current stimulation as a treatment for patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Pain 2015; Volum 156 (1). ISSN 0304-3959.s 62 – 71.s doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.0000000000000006.
  • Turi, Z., Mittner, M., Opitz, A., Popkes, M., Paulus, W., and Antal, A. (2014). Transcranial direct current stimulation over the left prefrontal cortex increases randomness of choice in instrumental learning.Cortex. 63: 145-154. [link]
  • Aslaksen, Per Matti; Vasylenko, Olena; Fagerlund, Asbjørn Johansen. The effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on experimentally induced heat pain. Experimental Brain Research 2014; Volum 232 (6). ISSN 0014-4819.s 1865 – 1873.s doi:10.1007/s00221-014-3878-0.

Related student projects:

  • Asbjørn J. Fagerlund (PhD, 2015): “Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: The Effect on Functional Outcomes in the Pain and Motor Domains”

Open projects for interested students!

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