Treatment for binge eating through electrical stimulation of the brain

Written By Mark

A recent study prepared by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in London revealed that binge eating can be treated through electrical stimulation of the brain.

The study found that people who received this type of treatment had reduced binge eating episodes from an average of about 20 times a month to 6 times a month over a 6-week time frame.

These people also reported that they had lost up to 4 kilograms since the beginning of the procedure, which means that electrical brain stimulation may help treat binge eating and lose weight.

The brain stimulation technique, called transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS), targets behavior patterns that may contribute to loss of control over eating.

Transcranial direct current stimulation therapy is a non-invasive method of brain stimulation that involves the targeted application of a safe, low electrical current to specific areas of the scalp, usually over the motor cortex or prefrontal cortex.

This technique uses two or more electrodes placed on the surface of the scalp to deliver current. TDCS current flows through brain tissue.

Dr Michaela Flynn, a research associate at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, and first author of the study, said: ‘Current treatments for binge eating disorder are only effective in some people, many of whom need more.’

It is worth noting that binge eating disorder is a disease resulting from eating abnormally large amounts of food, and gluttony is the gluttony or excessive eating of foods, especially baked goods and sweets, as these people are not satisfied with eating the food that the body needs, and the body continues to demand more food. Immediately after finishing each meal, this is an indication of the need to see a doctor.