Functional Neurosurgery for Anorexia Nervosa Kotaro Kohara 1 , Takaomi Taira 1 , Shiro Horisawa 1 , Takakazu Kawamata 1 1Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University Keyword: 神経性食思不振症 , 機能的脳神経外科 , 定位脳凝固術 , 脳刺激術 , Anorexia nervosa , functional neurosurgery , stereotactic lesioning , brain stimulation pp.369-377
Published Date 2021/4/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1416201770
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Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious psychiatric disorder characterized by disturbances in body- and self-perception and excessive weight loss. AN is sometimes refractory to conventional treatments such as medication and psychological therapy. Therefore, the neurosurgery for psychiatric disorders (NPD) has been studied. While the efficacy of NPD has previously been reported and is currently being studied, it is not performed in Japan. We introduce the results of representative studies that investigated functional neurosurgery for AN.

(Received May 22, 2020; Accepted November 20, 2020; Published April 1, 2021)

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