Book Chapter

The effects of cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation on epileptic patients

M Zoghi, M Cook, S Jaberzadeh

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): Emerging Uses, Safety and Neurobiological Effects | Published : 2016

Abstract

© 2016 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. The word “epilepsy” comes from a Greek word meaning “to be taken hold of” or “to be seized or gripped." Epilepsy is a complex group of syndromes characterized by episodic brain dysfunction manifesting as the occurrence of recurrent seizures. Over 65 million people live with epilepsy worldwide. Medical managements that are available for this group of patients are prescribing anti-seizure medications or surgery. Preclinical research in epileptology has been very successful in producing effective drugs for suppression of dysfunctional electrical brain activity. However, seizures are still not adequately controlled in a third of the affected individuals, and ..

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