Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 487--490

Clinical utility of add-on transcranial direct current stimulation for binge eating disorder with obesity in schizophrenia


Vanteemar S Sreeraj, Manjunath Masali, Venkataram Shivakumar, Anushree Bose, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian 
 Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka
India

Over the recent years, there has been an increasing application of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) to modify eating behaviors in healthy population and persons with eating disorders. tDCS is a noninvasive, neuromodulatory intervention which is well-tolerated and safe. In this case report, we describe the successful application of add-on tDCS in a patient with schizophrenia to reduce the craving for food that in turn, helped in reversing the weight gain.


How to cite this article:
Sreeraj VS, Masali M, Shivakumar V, Bose A, Venkatasubramanian G. Clinical utility of add-on transcranial direct current stimulation for binge eating disorder with obesity in schizophrenia.Indian J Psychol Med 2018;40:487-490


How to cite this URL:
Sreeraj VS, Masali M, Shivakumar V, Bose A, Venkatasubramanian G. Clinical utility of add-on transcranial direct current stimulation for binge eating disorder with obesity in schizophrenia. Indian J Psychol Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Apr 7 ];40:487-490
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