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Pulses to Their Brains and 2 Women’s Binge Eating Went Away

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A small study demonstrated that deep brain stimulation, used for people with Parkinson’s disease, can limit an urge to overeat.

What if an uncontrollable urge to rapidly eat large amounts of food is rooted in an impaired brain circuit? If that were the case, people who live with binge eating disorder — a psychiatric diagnosis — might be no more at fault for overeating than a patient with Parkinson’s disease is for their tremors.

That question led doctors to try a new treatment different from anything ever attempted to help people with this common but underreported eating disorder. At least 3 percent of the population has it, said Dr. Casey Halpern, a neurosurgeon at the University of Pennsylvania.

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