Considerations for Pairing Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and Non-invasive Brain Stimulation: Ignore at Your Own Risk

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Abstract

Multimodal approaches combining cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) with non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) hold promise for improving the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. As this is a relatively new approach, it is a critical time to identify guiding principles and methodological considerations to enhance research rigor. In the current paper, we argue for a principled approach to CBT and NIBS pairings based on synergistic activation of neural circuits and identify key considerations about CBT that may influence pairing with NIBS. Careful consideration of brain-state interactions and CBT-related nuances will increase the potential for these combinations to be positively synergistic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number660180
JournalFrontiers in Psychiatry
Volume12
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 12 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank the University of Minnesota NeuroPlasticity Research in Support of Mental Health (NeuroPRSMH) group for discussions leading to insights that are infused throughout this paper. We thank Song Burkhart for administrative support. Funding. We acknowledge funding support from the National Institute of Mental Health [P50MH119569 (AR and IR), R61MH123754 (CC), K01MH117451 (IR)].

Funding Information:
We acknowledge funding support from the National Institute of Mental Health [P50MH119569 (AR and IR), R61MH123754 (CC), K01MH117451 (IR)].

Publisher Copyright:
© Copyright © 2021 Conelea, Jacob, Redish and Ramsay.

Keywords

  • brain stimulation
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • intervention
  • neuromodulation
  • neuroscience

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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