Transcranial Direct-current Stimulation (tDCS) Device on Children with Conduct Disorder (CD)

Published October 16, 2019
Babak Vaziry


Introduction and objective:

Using Transcranial Direct-current Stimulation (tDCS) has a significant effect on children with conduct disorder (CD) and it has been performed as an alternative method for the psychological treatment approach. Scientific and medical studies conducted in recent years have proved that direct current stimulation of the brain wall can be used as an effective method for conduct disorder (CD).

Material and methodology:

The experimental study method and pretest-posttest design were devised with an aim to compare the effectiveness (tDCS) of uncontrolled two-group post-test whose population included children with conduct disorder in one of the psychiatric clinics and services centers in Tehran. 60 children with conduct disorder were randomly selected as a sample and they were placed in three therapeutic groups including Ritalin, (tDCS) and combined therapy (Ritalin - tDCS). The population of the study was evaluated before and after submitting the treatment by Conner’s rating scale and the gained information were analyzed by descriptive, inferential and covariance analysis method (ANCOVA).


According to the obtained results from the present study, there is a significant difference between three therapeutic groups including Ritalin, (tDCS) and combined therapy (Ritalin - tDCS) in patients with conduct disorder (CD).

Conclusion: direct electrical stimulation of the brain through the outer part of the head which has an effect on the skull can undoubtedly have remarkable impacts on the health of children and adolescents with conduct disorder (CD).

Transcutaneous Cranial Electric Stimulation (tDCS), Conduct Disorder (CD), Children and Adolescent