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Treating Depression with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Sabella, Donna PhD, MEd, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000450438.73619.27
Mental Health Matters
Abstract

When medication is not enough—will this experimental treatment present a cure?

In Brief

An overview of depression and its existing treatment modalities, with a focus on an experimental form of electrotherapy and the evidence surrounding its use.

Author Information

Donna Sabella is a mental health nurse and assistant clinical professor and director of global studies at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia. She also coordinates Mental Health Matters: ds842@drexel.edu. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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