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Hello all,

I thought I would start a thread on my experimentation with tDCS because I have seen very few posts about it on here. For those who don't know, tDCS is a non-invasive brain stimulation therapy that runs a direct current from a positive electrode (anode) to a negative electrode (cathode), at a low strength, usually 2mpA. You can buy these devices online, but none that are commercially available are FDA approved, but it's the same basic design as in clinically controlled studies.

Anyway, there are different montages (placement of electrodes on head), and I just started with a depression one for 20 min.

So far, no major noticeable cognitive difference. Perhaps a little more grounded in reality, but thoughts feel a little slowed down.

I will try and keep updating this, and if anyone wants to know more of the theory behind this I will expound. It's somewhat similar to rTMS but weaker.

To all you fighters out there,
Ryan
 

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So today, I decided to switch the order of electrodes (anode on right DLPFC and cathode on left subraorbital region), because I am left handed and there is some research that shows lefties process their "approach" emotions in their right hemispheres.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/malleable-mind/201205/emotion-is-reversed-in-left-handers-brains

I immediately felt a hige wave of emotion wash over me, mostly sadness, but at least it was sole feeling. I feel overall a little better today. Going to try this montage again and see what happens
 
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