Neurological Treatments

What is tDCS?

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

tDCS is the abbreviation for Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. In this technique, low-intensity direct current (DC) is applied to a specific area through electrodes via a current source. This method is used to modulate brain activity.

Goals of tDCS may include enhancing cognitive functions, optimizing mental performance, treating mood disorders, and neurological rehabilitation. However, more research is needed on the effectiveness and safety of tDCS.

In Which Treatments Is tDCS Applied?

  • It may have a pain-reducing effect in cases of chronic pain.
  • It can support the healing process of paralyzed areas after stroke.
  • It can be used as an aid in the treatment of depression that does not respond to medication.
  • It is used to relieve the symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
  • It is also being researched in areas such as anxiety disorders, learning disabilities and addiction.

What are the Advantages of tDCS Treatment?

  • It is a painless method.
  • Side effects are generally mild.
  • It can be used as an alternative to drug therapy.

How Much Does tDCS Treatment Cost?

The price of tDCS treatment may vary depending on various factors.

tDCS treatment can be applied in public hospitals and private healthcare institutions. tDCS treatment is offered in public hospitals within the scope of SSI. In private health institutions, prices may vary from institution to institution.

tDCS treatment is generally applied in 10-20 sessions. The duration of each session is approximately 30 minutes. Treatment duration may vary depending on the patient’s condition. This affects the total treatment cost. tDCS treatment can be applied up to 5 days a week. Frequency of application is also a factor affecting the cost of treatment.

If you have comprehensive private health insurance, it would be useful to find out whether it covers tDCS treatment within a certain limit. Some private health insurance companies can cover tDCS treatment within a certain limit.