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Change my brain: could these stimulation techniques treat depression and make us smarter?

Change my brain: could these stimulation techniques treat depression and make us smarter?

30 May 2015

Stevan Nikolin, a postgraduate student at the Black Dog Institute, is interviewed on the potential for tDCS to enhance cognition in healthy people

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Depression clinic offering take-home ketamine injections

Depression clinic offering take-home ketamine injections

30 May 2015

Prof Colleen Loo offers her commentary on the use of take-home ketamine

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Parents Warned Against Using DIY Brain Stimulation Devices to Improve Children's School Performance

Parents Warned Against Using DIY Brain Stimulation Devices to Improve Children's School Performance

6 April 2015

A small proportion of desperate parents are turning to home brain stimulation kits in an attempt to improve their child's performance at school

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Concerns Over DIY Brain Stimulation Kits

Concerns Over DIY Brain Stimulation Kits

5 April 2015

Do-It-Yourself brain stimulation kits are becoming more popular as people try to enhance their brains for study, video games, and home treatment. Prof Loo warns of the hazards on ABC news. 

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Concerns Grow Over Ketamine Clinics

Concerns Grow Over Ketamine Clinics

24 March 2015

ABC radio reports on the use of Ketamine as a treatment in clinics

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DIY NeuroScientists Use Direct-Current Devices to Shock Their Way to Happiness

DIY NeuroScientists Use Direct-Current Devices to Shock Their Way to Happiness

21 March 2015

The Age newspaper reports on the growing number of people attempting direct current stimulation on themselves using home-made devices

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Hacking Your Brain

Hacking Your Brain

14 March 2015

ABC radio conducts an interview with Jenny Fletcher, a sufferrer of depression for whom medications did not work. Jenny recovered following tDCS treatment at the Black Dog Institute

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Electric Currents Help the Mind Dream and Wander

Electric Currents Help the Mind Dream and Wander

9 March 2015

Dr Donel Martin comments on the use of tDCS to stimulation daydreaming in humans.

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Medical Clinics Promote Ketamine Injections as Treatment for Depression

Medical Clinics Promote Ketamine Injections as Treatment for Depression

18 February 2015

Medical clinics in Australia have begun to use Ketamine as a treatment for depression. Prof Loo cautions that more research is needed before this treatment is rolled out to the public

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Ketamine Research Reports 75pc Success Rate in Treatment of Long-term Depression

Ketamine Research Reports 75pc Success Rate in Treatment of Long-term Depression

21 January 2015

ABC online article on the use of a well-known anaesthetic and analgesic, Ketamine, as treatment for depression

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