Neurotechnology and Brain Stimulation in Pediatric Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Disorders provides a comprehensive overview of neurotechnological devices and their potential as treatments for psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders in children. A multitude of neuropsychiatric disorders are covered, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Depression, Tourette's Syndrome, and OCD. In addition, different device-based treatments are also presented, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Deep Brain Stimulation, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, and Direct Neurotechnological devices. As the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of these techniques in children and adolescents are just beginning to be characterized, this book is a timely and updated resource on the covered topics.
- Provides an overview of neuromodulatory devices as potential treatments for psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders in children
- Gives evidence-based recommendations for non-drug interventions that may be effective for treatment options
- Discusses different neuromodulatory treatment options, including TMS, tDCS, DBS, ECT, VNS, chronotherapy and neurofeedback
1. Introduction to Device-Based treatments in Neuropsychiatric Disorders 2. The developing brain
relevance to pediatric neurotechnology 3. Neuropathophysiology of Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorders 4. Ethics of Device Based Treatments in Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorders 5. TMS in Autism Spectrum Disorder 6. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 7. TMS in child/adolescent major depression 8. TMS in Tourette Syndrome and OCD 9. tDCS in Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorders 10. Deep Brain Stimulation for Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorders 11. Neurofeedback for neurodevelopmental disorders 12. Neurofeedback for emotion regulation 13. Chronotherapy for child/adolescent major depression 14. Conclusions and Future Directions for the field of Device-Based treatments in Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Dr. Lindsay Oberman is the Clinical Program Leader for the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University for Health Science (USUHS). Dr. Oberman's research interest lies in using electrophysiological techniques (such as EEG and TMS and tDCS) to investigate and modulate neural circuits whose dysfunction may account for the behavioral pathology seen in autism spectrum disorder with the long-term goal of developing novel therapeutic interventions. She is an internationally recognized expert in the use of noninvasive brain stimulation in neurodevelopmental disorders having authored over 20 peer-reviewed papers on the topic.
Dr. Enticott is a Professor of Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) and Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (CNU) in the School of Psychology, at Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia). Dr. Enticott's work examines the neurobiological basis of social brain development and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using a combination of neuroscience techniques (e.g., functional neuroimaging, electroencephalography, non-invasive brain stimulation). Dr. Enticott also conducts clinical trials assessing whether non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS) can be used to improve both clinical and neurobiological aspects of ASD.