A brain pacemaker for Anorexia?
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|Thu, 03-07-2013 - 10:40am|
Would you try a brain pacemaker for your Anorexia? According to Health Day News, tough cases of it can now be treated with deep brain stimulation. "For people suffering from severe, tough-to-treat anorexia, having a biological "pacemaker" implanted in their brain may help ease the disorder, a small new study suggests.
The researchers noted that anorexia is the psychiatric disorder with the highest mortality rate and, although therapies exist, not everyone benefits in the long term. The disorder is among the most common psychiatric ills diagnosed among teenage women. Up to 20 percent of patients do not respond to available treatments, which usually focus on behavioral change." MORE
Would you consider it?