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Shirley Fecteau shows that application of a weak electrical current at the surface of the skull could help compulsive gamblers

Shirley Fecteau

Read a recent article in the Université Laval newspaper Le Fil :

Formula E - Application of a weak electrical current at the surface of the skull could help compulsive gamblers

By Jean Hamann

Researchers at the Faculty of Medicine could have discovered a new way to treat people having serious problems with gambling.  They found that application of a weak electrical current at the surface of the skull can stimulated production of GABA, a key neurotransmitter that is targeted in treatment of other types of addiction, and report these findings in a recent issue of the journal  Neuropharmacology.

Read more (in French) in le Journal Le Fil

Read the original research article:

Dickler M, Lenglos C, Renauld E, Ferland F, Edden RA, Leblond J, Fecteau S. Online effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on prefrontal metabolites in gambling disorder. Neuropharmacology. 2017 Dec 5;131:51-57. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2017.12.002. 

 

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