Home-based brain stimulation ‘improves attention’ for adults with ADHD

An exploratory sham-controlled trial finds the therapy is also well-tolerated by patients

Home-based brain stimulation could be a safe and effective non-pharmacological alternative for treating inattention in adults with ADHD, a small randomised clinical trial shows.

Brazilian researchers say at-home transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) could also benefit patients who may struggle with daily visits to clinics or hospitals.