Brain stimulation shows promise in anorexia

A proof-of-concept trial suggests repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may be effective for treating anorexia nervosa.

The UK study randomised 50 anorexia patients to one session of either real or sham rTMS, targeting the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which plays a key role in self-regulatory control mechanisms.

Although there was an across-the-board placebo effect,