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Therapeutic use of transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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posted on 2023-02-24, 00:23 authored by MAGELAGE PRABHAVI NILUPULEE PERERA
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debilitating mental health condition that is difficult to treat. This thesis presents electroencephalographic findings of OCD to broaden our knowledge on the pathophysiology of the disease. Furthermore, a pilot randomised, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial was conducted to investigate the use of home-based, individualised transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) in the treatment of OCD. The findings provide promising evidence towards the efficacy of tACS in OCD and paves the way to larger studies to ultimately design more effective and reliable applications that offer adequate relief to those affected with OCD.

History

Principal supervisor

Paul Fitzgerald

Additional supervisor 1

Neil W. Bailey

Additional supervisor 2

Oscar W. Murphy

Year of Award

2023

Department, School or Centre

Central Clinical School

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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