Trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) for ADHD

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TNS uses a device to send currents into the brain and stimulate the trigeminal nerve. This method has proven effective to treat depression and other psychiatric disorders. The research team is working to understand if this approach could help improve executive function and reduce symptoms of ADHD.

Previous studies have shown that this is effective for about half of people with ADHD. Our research team is working to better understand for whom this therapy might be most effective and if this could be a viable new treatment for ADHD.

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September 1, 2022 January 31, 2026

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California, Washington

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Targeted Condition(s):
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)