Noninvasive Brain Stimulation

The medical management of neurodevelopmental disorders is challenging. Disabling symptoms are often inadequately treated with currently available medications and behavioral therapies, leaving patients and their families eager for improved therapies. Noninvasive brain stimulation is an active area of investigation that holds promise for research and clinical applications in neurodevelopmental disorders. Noninvasive brain stimulation refers to a set of techniques to alter regional brain activity by applying electrical or electromagnetic stimulation to the brain through the skull, such that surgery is not required. These techniques can be used to probe the excitability of a brain region, which could facilitate improved understanding of the pathophysiology, or disturbed processes, of a neurodevelopmental disorder. These techniques may also be used as a diagnostic test. Repeated use of noninvasive brain ...

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