Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms of Neuromodulation in Neuropsychological Disorders"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 208
Interests: neuroinflammation; neuromodulation; pain; depression
Neuropsychological disorders have become a major global health problem, prompting the developing of new, more efficient therapies. To this end, neuromodulation is an excellent method of modulating the activity of various neuronal regions to alleviate the disease. Neuromodulation is a rapidly growing field encompassing a broad spectrum of interventional technologies. These approaches can modify the pathological activity in the nervous system to achieve the best therapeutic results. Neuromodulation refers to intervening and interfacing with the nervous system using electrical, electromagnetic, chemical or optogenetic methods to stimulate, inhibit, modify and/or regulate neural activity. These therapies, including intracranial cortical stimulation (ICS), deep brain stimulation (DBS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), have all shown promising results across a range of neuropsychological disorders. So far, these therapeutic approaches have been used to treat Tourette's syndrome tics, movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, dystonia and tremors), obsessive–compulsive disorder, impaired consciousness, depression, headaches, chronic pain, sensory disturbances, tinnitus, bladder control, epilepsy, stroke, spasticity and spinal cord injury. Many of the basic molecular mechanisms of neuromodulation are now known. Therefore, this Special Issue will summarize the application of neuromodulation in neuropsychological disorders and discuss the underlying molecular relationships involved.
We look forward to reading your contributions.
Dr. Tahmineh Mokhtari
Prof. Dr. Yunwu Zhang
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- molecular mechanisms
- neuropsychological disorders