ok so i made a rookie error..
been banging on about this ‘treatment’ in london and failed to explain what it actual is haha my bad..
In simple terms, they have used rTMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) to help reducce symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders before, and somehow found it also had a positive effect on those suffering with eating disorders. There have been a few trails carried out, mainly with bulimia, so they have begun trials solely on recovering anorexics which is where i come in.
A magnetic coil is used to stimulate, or as i prefer to refer to it ‘zap’, the part of the brain they believe is ‘responsible’ for the eating disorder thoughts, the intention being you are able to form new pathways, replacing unhelpful thoughts and behaviours.
so yeah..in short i just have that for an hour a week monday to friday, an mri scan before and after and do a few questionnaires along the way! A little painful but nothing too taxing 🙂