Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation: A Safe Alternative for Treatment of Neuropsychia

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Speakers

Cheryl Corcoran, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Joshua Berman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Talking points:

  1. Non-invasive brain stimulation includes transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
  2. Transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS is the application of brief magnetic pulses applied to the scalp. Transcranial direct current stimulation or tDCS is the application of a mild electrical current across the scalp. Both TMS and tDCS modulate the activity of neurons.
  3. Both TMS and tDCS can be used for the treatment of depression, as well as for the treatment of auditory hallucinations.

For information on particlipating in a research study please email Cheryl Corcoran 

Corcora@nyspi,columbia.edu or call 646 774 8077

To listen to any of Columbia Psychiatry's archived shows on topics such as child and adolescnet mental health, OCD or eating disorders please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi 

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