Safety and Tolerability of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich Identifier:
First received: June 21, 2010
Last updated: February 7, 2011
Last verified: January 2011

Testing safety and tolerability of transcranial direct current stimulation (2 mA, 20 minutes) in four different protocols:

saline-soaked sponges electrode with electrode gel tap-water-soaked sponges tap-water-soaked-sponges + sham stimulation

Outcome measures are tolerability (comfort rating questionnaire), impedances, skin elasticity

Best Comfort and Lowest Skin Irritation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: Safety and Tolerability of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)

Further study details as provided by Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich:

Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

15 healthy volunteers


Inclusion Criteria:

  • no neurological or psychiatric illness
  • written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • dermatologic diseases
  • medication with corticoids
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01148212

Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Dept. of Psychiatry
Munich, Germany, 80336
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich
Principal Investigator: Ulrich Palm, MD Ludwig-Maximilian-University
Study Chair: Frank Padberg, MD Ludwig-Maximilian-University
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Responsible Party: Ulrich Palm, MD, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich Identifier: NCT01148212     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10/2009
Study First Received: June 21, 2010
Last Updated: February 7, 2011
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices processed this record on October 08, 2015