Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Depression in Pregnancy: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Vigod et al, 2019. Brain Stimulation.
- A randomised sham-controlled trial.
- Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression in pregnant women.
- 20 participants, all pregnant between 14-32 weeks.
- There were no serious adverse effects, and no serious pregnancy complications.
- End-point depression scores were lower, but not significantly so, in the tDCS group compared to the sham group.
- 4 weeks after giving birth, 75% of those who had received tDCS were in remission, compared to only 12.5% for sham-tDCS.