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The moral obligation to prioritize research into deep brain stimulation over brain lesioning procedures for severe enduring Anorexia Nervosa

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Deep Brain Stimulation is currently being investigated as an experimental treatment for patients suffering from treatment-refractory AN, with an increasing number of case reports and small-scale trials published. Although still at an exploratory and experimental stage, initial results have been promising. Despite the risks associated with an invasive neurosurgical procedure and the long-term implantation of a foreign body, DBS has a number of advantageous features for patients with SE-AN. Sti...

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Peer reviewed
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10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00523

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Surgical Sciences
Oxford college:
Exeter College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
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Pugh, J
Publisher:
Frontiers Media Publisher's website
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Frontiers in Psychiatry Journal website
Volume:
9
Pages:
Article: 523
Publication date:
2018-10-26
Acceptance date:
2018-10-03
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EISSN:
1664-0640
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pubs:926061
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uri:a5e319e4-cecb-4248-a378-447dc52615ae
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uuid:a5e319e4-cecb-4248-a378-447dc52615ae
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pubs:926061

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