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TANDEM: Combining attention training with brain stimulation to treat binge

14 September 2020

Presently, treatments for binge eating are not helpful for a large number of people, and many find it difficult to access the treatment they need. We are looking at whether combining transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a safe and painless form of brain stimulation, with attention training may improve outcomes from treatment. If so, this intervention may be a useful treatment tool in the future.

Requirements

  • Adults aged 18-60 years
  • Meet criteria for binge eating disorder
  • Overweight or obese weight range
  • Right handed
  • Has access to a computer with a webcam

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the Fulham Research Ethics Committee and NHS Health Research Authority. Approval Date: 6th August 2020
REC Reference: 20/LO/0936
IRAS Project ID: 284609

About the researcher

Michaela is doctoral researcher working on research relating to eating disorders. Over the last 6 years she has been involved in a range of projects, including high impact studies of early intervention and innovative work relating to brain-based treatments.

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