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Drug Alcohol Depend. 1991 Jan;27(1):1-6.

The administration of transcranial electric treatment for affective disturbances therapy in alcoholic patients.

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Leningrad Regional Dispensary of Narcology, U.S.S.R.


In a double blind placebo-controlled investigation it was shown that transcranial electric treatment (TET), comprising the combination of a constant current with a pulse current of square impulses of 70-80 Hz is an effective method to correct affective disturbances (anxiety, depression) in alcoholic patients. The medical effects of TET are accompanied by changes in the metabolism of GABA and monoamines, but not of beta-endorphin, and also by a decrease in the latency of alpha-rhythm appearance after closing of the eyes.

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