An X-ray of electrodes implanted in the brain of a Parkinson's patient at the Cleveland Clinic. Now deep brain stimulation like this is being tried experimentally in a few patients with chronic, serious anorexia. AP hide caption toggle caption AP Shots - Health News Could A 'Brain Pacemaker' Someday Treat Severe Anorexia? March 8, 2013 Neurosurgeons are testing whether electrodes implanted deep inside a patient's brain could help treat chronic anorexia. Doctors are searching for something to help in these hard cases, and a small experiment, with just a half-dozen women, is drawing attention.