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Scientists use brain electrodes to treat anorexia

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Scientists said they had, for the first time, helped women with severe anorexia through electrodes implanted into their brains. 

An anorexic patient rests in her room on February 12, 2007 in Sainte-Anne psychiatric hospital in Paris. Scientists said Thursday they had, for the first time, helped women with severe anorexia through electrodes implanted into their brains.

The technique is in an experimental phase and only some patients had improved, but the treatment showed promise, they wrote in the Lancet medical journal.

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