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Title: High-definition transcranial direct current stimulation in anorexia nervosa: A pilot study.
Austin Authors: Phillipou, Andrea ;Kirkovski, Melissa;Castle, David J;Gurvich, Caroline;Abel, Larry A;Miles, Stephanie;Rossell, Susan L
Affiliation: Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Monash University and The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, School of Psychology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Mental Health, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Centre for Mental Health, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Mental Health, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2019 2019-08-21
Publication information: The International journal of eating disorders 2019; 52(11): 1274-1280
Abstract: Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious psychiatric condition often associated with poor outcomes. Biologically informed treatments for AN, such as brain stimulation, are lacking, in part due to the unclear nature of the neurobiological contributions to the illness. However, recent research has suggested a specific neurobiological target for the treatment of AN, namely stimulation of the inferior parietal lobe (IPL). The aim of this study was to stimulate-noninvasively-the left IPL in individuals with AN using high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS). Twenty participants will be randomized to receive 10 daily sessions of HD-tDCS or sham HD-tDCS (placebo). Assessments will be carried out at baseline and end point, as well as 4- and 12-week follow-ups. This pilot investigation will primarily determine the feasibility and acceptability of this intervention.
DOI: 10.1002/eat.23146
ORCID: 0000-0003-1009-6619
PubMed URL: 31433523
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: anorexia nervosa
body image
brain stimulation
eating disorder
parietal cortex
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