Efficacy and Acceptability of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Major Depressive Disorder: An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis

Moffa et al, 2020. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry.

  • A meta-analysis of the efficacy and acceptability of Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as a treatment for Depression.
  • The meta-analysis is based on a systematic review of 9 placebo-controlled trials using tDCS as only intervention, in a total of 572 participants.
  • The effect of active tDCS was found to be moderate, and significantly superior to sham for both response rate (30.9% vs. 18.9%) and remission rate (19.9% vs. 11.7%).


Read the full article here.

Read more