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Taherpour M A, Rostami R, Rahminezhad A. Effectiveness of tDCS and mindfulness training on craving in people with SUD. علوم روانشناختی. 2019; 18 (79) :757-764
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University of tehran
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Background: Addiction is a disorder related to the nervous system which causes dysfunction and changes in brain system and reward pathway. Transcranial direct current stimulation and mindfulness are the methods that recruited for managing craving in people with SUD. The efficacy of either of these methods with respect to their special characteristics had been shown separately but is the combination of these two methodes effective, too? Although some studies suggested that combination of Mindfulness training and tDCS is effective in non clinical population, but it is still unclear that this method can or can not be effective in clinical populatuin. Aims: Evaluating effect of combination of mindfulness and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on craving in people with substance abuse disorder. Method: current study is a Quasi-experimental research whithout control group and with pre and post evaluation. Ten people with substance abuse disorder were chosen through convenience sampling.They received 5 sessions of mindfulness training combined with transcranial direct current stimulation. Before and after intervention, craving was assessed via Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Results: Our findings have shown that combination of mindfulness training and brain stimulation resulted in significant decrease in scores of craving (p<0/001). Conclusions: It can be concluded that the combination of tDCS and Mindfulness can reduce craving in people with substance abuse disorder. 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/06/3 | Accepted: 2019/11/7 | Published: 2019/11/7

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