Magnetic Pulses Could Be A Key In Treating Anorexia
The treatment, known as rTMS, has already been approved for those who suffer from depression.By Ryan Biek | March 28, 2016
Anorexia is a notoriously difficult disease to treat, but new work from King's College London shows a noninvasive treatment known as rTMS could reduce the symptoms almost immediately.
The technique involves sending magnetic pulses to specific areas of the brain. In this study's case, they were sent to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, a region associated with self-regulation.
Just one session was enough to reduce symptoms for participants with anorexia, like the urge to restrict eating, feeling full and feeling fat.