Centre for Mental Health

High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) of the Parietal Cortex in Anorexia Nervosa: A Pilot, Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT)

Participants are sought for a treatment trial assessing the effectiveness of non-invasive brain stimulation for people with anorexia nervosa.

The purpose of this study is to see whether a type of brain stimulation, called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), helps improve symptoms in people with anorexia nervosa.

tDCS involves a low electrical current being administered to your scalp. This is a very common technique that is used for improving symptoms in various conditions, as well as enhancing performance on certain tasks in healthy people.

Participant criteria:

To be eligible to participate in this study, you must be:

  • Female
  • Right-handed; and
  • Have a current diagnosis of anorexia nervosa

Study details:

The trial will involve 10 days of tDCS treatment over two weeks, with assessments at different time-points.

Participants will be reimbursed with a total of $300.

How to participate:

For further information, please contact:

Stephanie Miles
e: smiles@swin.edu.au

Dr Andrea Phillipou
e:andreaphillipou@swin.edu.au