Direct current stimulation and epilepsy in developing countries: Opportunity and challenges
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is one type of neuromodulation, which is an emerging technology that holds promise for the future studies on therapeutic and diagnosis applications in treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases. Epilepsy is one of the commonest neurological disorders, caused by an enhanced cortical excitability favoring paroxysmal neuronal discharge. Cathodaldirect current stimulation (ctDCS) is a low-cost noninvasive portable neuro-stimulatory technique which can transiently decrease cortical excitability in humans. This was invasively demonstrated to reduce epileptiform discharges in animals.
Al-Thaqib, Abdulrahman; Saleem, Baradi, Raidah; and Bashir, Shahid
"Direct current stimulation and epilepsy in developing countries: Opportunity and challenges,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 13:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol13/iss1/11