Neural basis of tDCS effects on auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia: A case report evidence for cortical neuroplasticity modulation

Hema Nawani, Sunil V. Kalmady, Anushree Bose, Venkataram Shivakumar, Gopalkumar Rakesh, Aditi Subramaniam, Janardhanan C. Narayanaswamy, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian

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Abstract

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been reported to ameliorate auditory hallucinations that are nonresponsive/minimally responsive to antipsychotic treatment in schizophrenia. The neurobiological basis of the tDCS effects in ameliorating auditory hallucinations is yet to be explored. In this case report, for the first time, using the novel method for noninvasive assessment of cortical plasticity, we demonstrate potential neuroplasticity effect of tDCS in improving treatment-resistant auditory hallucinations in a schizophrenic patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e2-e4
JournalJournal of ECT
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • auditory hallucinations
  • neuroplasticity
  • schizophrenia
  • tDCS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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