Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders

Jonathan C. Lee, Daniel L. Kenney-Jung, Caren J. Blacker, Deniz Doruk Camsari, Charles P. Lewis

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Research involving transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in child and adolescent psychiatry is limited. Early, short-term studies have found tDCS to be safe and well-tolerated in youth with neurodevelopmental disorders (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, learning disorders). Preliminary data suggest potential utility in symptom reduction and improving cognitive function. Further careful research considering implications for the developing brain is necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-78
Number of pages18
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019


  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Neuromodulation
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation

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  • Journal Article
  • Review

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