Brain Stimulation Therapy Proven to Reduce anorexia symptoms

A non-invasive brain stimulation techniques in just one session emotion and feeling fat to limit food intake can reduce symptoms, including anorexia core, scientists say.

The researchers carried out the first randomized controlled trial of repetitive transcranial stimulation assessment (rTMS), is already an approved treatment for depression, is also effective in reducing the symptoms of anorexia.

Up to 20 percent of people with anorexia will die prematurely from diseases and the treatment of adults, is moderately effective therapies to recover from the best available people with just 20-30 percent, the researchers said.

“We dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the brain involved in self-regulation seems to be some difficulty with anorexia is targeting an area with rTMS,” McClelland said Jessica from King’s College London.

“This strategy, which is at the head brain feels like a gentle tapping sensation in certain regions of magnetic pulses to disrupt neuronal activity,” McClelland said.

Researchers at the session of rTMS reduced desire to eat, feel the full sense of dimension and fat, as well as encourage more prudent decision-making levels to limit.

“Taken together, these findings suggest that brain stimulation on the characteristics of compulsive disorders by improving cognitive control may reduce symptoms of anorexia,” McClelland said.

Study, 49 people with decision-making diet and exposure to real or placebo rTMS has a before and after the session is completed.

Symptoms of anorexia prior to and immediately following rTMS, as well as 20 minutes after the 24 hours are measured.

Ask the participants, such as chocolate and crisps food exposure task, yummy food, eaten by people in a two-minute movie of the same items in front of them had sought to provoke the symptoms of anorexia.

Then they felt the smell, taste, appearance, and this rate was the urge to eat.

Participants in the task of making decisions for the money is a small, had to choose between variable amount (0-100 Pounds) immediately available and a large, fixed amount (100 pounds) in four different time points (week, month, year or two years later available) .

Real rTMS compared to the placebo group, the researchers had participants who showed a trend for a more prudent decision-making – that is, they are bigger, the stakes (delayed gratification), waiting for the more emotional rather small, select option than sooner.

“Our preliminary findings indicate the brain’s novel treatment for anorexia, which is desperately needed to support possible,” King’s College Ulrike Schmidt said.

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