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Is brain surgery a potential treatment for binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
Should not be done: Binge eating disorder is a psychiatric/behavioral disorder, not a neurosurgical disorder. As a specialty, we do not perform psychosurgery as a rule. There are some rare exceptions (ocd). Eating disorders are best managed by counseling and behavior modification.
Dr. Eric Levin
Dr. Eric Levin commented
Psychiatry 41 years experience
I have NEVER heard of brain surgery for eating disorders!
May 23, 2013

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