Treatment with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation was feasible and acceptable to adults with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa, according to preliminary findings published in BMJ Open.
“Noninvasive neuromodulation is a promising emerging treatment for [severe and enduring anorexia nervosa], in particular repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS),” Bethan Dalton, PhD student, section of eating disorders, department of psychological medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, and colleagues wrote. “To date, no sham-controlled randomized controlled trial of rTMS in [severe and enduring anorexia nervosa] has been conducted.”
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