The present study aims to investigate whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
reduces auditory hallucinations in patients with psychosis. In addition, the neuronal changes
of tDCS will be examined.
Device: DC Stimulator PLUS (NeuroConn)
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Full eligibility criteria for NCT02769507
Ages eligible for Study
18 Years and older
Genders eligible for Study
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorder or other psychotic disorder
Frequent auditory hallucinations (at least 5 times a week).
Patients are on a stable dose of antipsychotic medication (which can also be zero) for at least 2 weeks.
Mentally competent for informed consent.
Provided informed consent.
Metal objects in or around the head that cannot be removed (i.e. cochlear implant, surgical clips, piercing)
History of seizures, or a history of seizures in first-degree relatives.
History of eye trauma with a metal object or professional metal workers
History of brain surgery, brain infarction, head trauma, cerebrovascular accident, broken skull, brain tumour, heart disease, cardiac pacemaker.
Skin disease on the scalp on the position of the tDCS electrodes
Coercive treatment based on a judicial ruling
Pregnancy in female patients
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University of Bergen
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, 5009
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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02769507. The sponsor of the trial is University of Bergen and it is looking for 60 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title: Transcranial Brain Stimulation and Its Underlying Neural Mechanisms as a Novel Treatment for Auditory Hallucinations
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