Brainwave is a breakthrough

By Deborah Field
Updated November 1 2012 - 4:08am, first published March 5 2012 - 6:44pm
Depression relief: Professor Colleen Loo from the UNSW’s school of psychiatry hopes tDCS will be available to treat depression ‘‘in years, not decades’’. Picture: Jane Dyson

RESEARCH by St George Hospital psychiatrist Colleen Loo into the efficacy of stimulating the brain with small electrical currents to treat depression has had some unexpected findings.