Could transcranial direct current stimulation offer relief from fatigue in multiple sclerosis sufferers?

Written by Francis Davies

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has shown promise as a treatment for fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, according to new research from the MS comprehensive care center at NYU Langone health (NY USA). The controlled study, published in Multiple Sclerosis Journal, included 27 individuals with MS. Participants received either tDCS or a placebo treatment while playing a cognitive training game that targets processing speed and working memory. The non-invasive form of electrical brain stimulation returned statistically significant reductions in comparison with the placebo group, on the 32-point scale of fatigue severity tDCS participants experienced an average 5.6-point drop in...

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