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The ethics of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of anorexia nervosa

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There is preliminary evidence, from case reports and investigational studies, to suggest that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) could be used to treat some patients with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). Although this research is at an early stage, the invasive nature of the intervention and the vulnerability of the potential patients are such that anticipatory ethical analysis is warranted. In this paper, we first show how different treatment mechanisms raise different philosophical and ethical questions. W...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s12152-015-9240-9

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Neuroethics Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
3
Pages:
215-230
Publication date:
2015-12-01
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1874-5504
ISSN:
1874-5490
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uuid:dd7e237f-a56e-4401-851b-68d3a8e5b80e
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575302
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pubs:575302

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