Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Neuromodulation of Executive Function Across Neuropsychiatric Populations

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • days left to enroll
    40
  • participants needed
    600
  • sponsor
    Massachusetts General Hospital
Updated on 28 February 2022
substance use
transcranial direct current stimulation
bipolar disorder
depressive disorder
schizophrenia
traumatic brain injury
major depressive disorder
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
hyperactivity
attention deficit disorder
substance use disorder
attention deficits
Accepts healthy volunteers

Summary

In the current study, the investigators aim to understand the role of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in improving executive function across neuropsychiatric populations known to have deficits in this cognitive domain.

Description

In the current study, the investigators aim to understand the role of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in improving executive function across neuropsychiatric populations known to have deficits in this cognitive domain. The investigators will select 8 relevant diagnostic categories: traumatic brain injury, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, borderline personality disorder and substance use disorder. The study will also include a cohort of healthy controls for comparison.

Details
Condition Traumatic Brain Injury, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Use Disorders
Treatment Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04296604
SponsorMassachusetts General Hospital
Last Modified on28 February 2022

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Male and female outpatients 18-65 years of age
A diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, borderline personality disorder and substance use disorders meeting the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) criteria

Exclusion Criteria

Contraindication to tDCS: history or epilepsy, metallic implants in the head and neck, brain stimulators, vagus nerve stimulators, shunts, pacemakers, pregnancy
Active substance dependence (except for tobacco and cannabis)
Pregnant or nursing females
Inability to participate in testing procedures
Additional exclusion criteria for healthy controls
Diagnosis of psychiatric of neurological disorder
Ongoing treatment with any psychotropic medications
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