Non-invasive neurostimulation in the treatment of child and adolescent psychiatry

S van der Meersche, G Lemmens, C Matton, C Baeken

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Neurostimulation is a potentially interesting treatment option for children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders.<br/> AIM: To review the efficacy of two non-invasive neurostimulation techniques, namely repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rtms) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tdcs), in the treatment of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders.<br/> METHOD: We searched the literature research using PubMed.<br/> RESULTS: There is some evidence that rtms is being used to treat unipolar depression, psychosis, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and tic disorder. So far, however, very little research has been done on tdcs.<br/> CONCLUSION: Further research is vitally important in order to ensure the safety and efficacy of rtms and tdcs.

Translated title of the contributionNon-invasive neurostimulation in the treatment of child and adolescent psychiatry
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)650-654
Number of pages5
JournalTijdschrift voor Psychiatrie
Volume59
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2017

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