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Letter to the Editor

PBS. 2015; 5(4): 189-90


Ethical Issues in Neuromodulation

Gokben Hizli Sayar, Haluk A. Savas.

Abstract
Although, brain stimulation offers noteworthy benefits as a treatment option for mood disorders and a variety of debilitating neurologic and psychiatric conditions, they also raise some ethical concerns. The ethical issues related to character traits and personhood are likely to arise if the use of noninvasive brain stimulation becomes popular. The ability to change the mental and mood states may impact social relationships. The clinicians and investigators applying brain stimulation need to be informed about the ethical concerns associated with these technologies.

Key words: neuromodulation, rTMS, TDCS, ethic



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