Home Based Brain Stimulation is Effective in Improving Attention in Adults with ADHD.

A recently published paper demonstrated that home-based brain stimulation is effective in improving attention in adults with ADHD. In this randomized clinical trial, daily treatment with a home-based tDCS device over 4 weeks improved attention in adult patients with ADHD who were not taking stimulant medication. We asked Dr Randy Beck, an expert in non-invasive brain stimulation at the Institute of Functional Neuroscience in Perth Australia to comment on the results of this study. “This paper has provided further evidence that home-based programs similar to the home-based programs offered here at the Institute of Functional Neuroscience can be very effective in improving attention span in adults.” Dr Beck further commented, “One of the important conclusions of this study was that home-based brain stimulation could be a very real nonpharmacological alternative for patients with ADHD.”



Leffa DT, Grevet EH, Bau CHD, et al. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation vs Sham for the Treatment of Inattention in Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: The TUNED Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022;79(9):847–856. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.2055