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Int J Womens Health


Modulating Anxiety and Functional Capacity with Anodal tDCS Over the Left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Primary Dysmenorrhea.


Dutra L R D V, Pegado R, Silva L K, da Silva Dantas H, Câmara H A, Silva-Filho E M, Correia G N, Micussi M T A B C
Int J Womens Health. 2020; 12:243-251.
PMID: 32308497.


Primary dysmenorrhea is a common and often debilitating condition affecting 40-90% of menstruating women. This condition reduces functionality, quality of life, and social activities. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been used in many chronic pain syndromes, with evidence of improved pain, functionality, and mood in women with primary dysmenorrhea. The objective of this study was to determine whether tDCS could offer clinical benefits on pain, anxiety, affectivity, and functionality in women with primary dysmenorrhea.