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Six women pilot deep brain stimulation for intractable anorexia nervosa

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1566 (Published 12 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1566

Six women with intractable and life threatening anorexia nervosa have been treated with deep brain stimulation in a preliminary study from Toronto, Canada. Doctors selected the women for deep brain stimulation after many years of unsuccessful conventional management. They had average body mass indices …

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