This study investigates a new combination of methods to treat depression when standard medications have not produced relief. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), delivers a weak form of stimulation to the brain using a battery operated device.
tDCS will be studied in combination with computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a method which trains a person to recognize and change negative thoughts and emotions.
Both CBT and tDCS have been shown to be effective in treating depression. This study will investigate whether the combination of these two techniques is best.
What does participation involve?
Study participants will be randomly assigned to receive a series of either "active" tDCS or "sham" (placebo) tDCS treatment sessions over a period of four weeks.
All participants will receive computerized CBT treatment. Study treatments can be administered as an add-on to ongoing psychiatric medications that have not worked to bring about sufficient relief.
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