Document Type : Case Report

Authors

1 Research Center of Addiction and Behavioral Sciences, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

2 Diabetes Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

3 Student Research Committee, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

4 Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: The motor function is associated with the activity of both the motor and prefrontal cortices. The efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over specific brain cortices has been examined in many psychiatric and neurologic disorders. The aim of this study is report of the tDCS effects on two female of advanced age, with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Case Presentation:  We considered 50-minute sessions of bilateral primary motor cortices as well as left DLPFC anodal stimulation using tDCS with passive stretching exercises simultaneously for a total of 20 sessions in 7 weeks. Clinical signs and Electroencephalography (EEG) waveform were assessed at distinct times. Both of the two patients showed improvement in motor function for a short time. EEG changes to some extents were in relation to clinical states.
Conclusion: It seems that tDCS can be an auxiliary treatment for motor dysfunction in Parkinson's disease, however, further studies must be carried out in order to prove the claim.

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