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Transcranial direct current stimulation for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder: A randomized clinical trial.

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Summary of "Transcranial direct current stimulation for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder: A randomized clinical trial."

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common condition with current treatments being only moderately effective. Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques might provide a novel approach for treating GAD. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has shown promising efficacy and tolerability for major depression but has not been investigated for GAD yet. Thus, we investigated the effects of tDCS on patients with GAD.

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Name: Journal of affective disorders
ISSN: 1573-2517
Pages: 31-37

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