Psychopharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions have inherent limitations in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. The somatic treatment approaches such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are associated with cognitive adverse effects. Therefore, there is a recent surge in interest in newer somatic treatment approaches in psychiatric disorders which are device-based, circuit-based and which have more focal actions in the key target brain regions. Several such approaches are being studied including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and deep brain stimulation (DBS). We review the Indian studies using these treatment modalities for various neuropsychiatric disorders.
|Title of host publication||Developments in Psychiatry in India|
|Subtitle of host publication||Clinical, Research and Policy Perspectives|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 01-01-2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)