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ICARUS: Brain Stimulation & Cognitive Training to reduce Binge Eating

12 November 2018

Do you binge eat large amounts of food and experience a loss of control while eating? Cognitive bias modification training (CBM) and a form of non-invasive brain stimulation (tDCS) have separately been shown to reduce binge eating episodes and frequency of cravings, and are delivered as a combined treatment in this study. All participants across the intervention and control groups complete 3 assessments, and intervention group participants will attend 6 sessions of treatment across 3 weeks.

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the North West -Liverpool East Research Ethics Committee (REC reference 18/NW/0648) on 6th November 2018. The ICARUS trial registry number is ISRCTN35717198.

About the researcher

Gemma Gordon is a King's College London PhD student in the department of Psychological Medicine, supervised by Professor Ulrike Schmidt, and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.

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