Clinical Manual of Eating Disorders by Joel Yager

By Joel Yager

Clinical guide of consuming Disorders offers sound healing suggestion in line with present study and medical perform. It generally expands on techniques for recognized issues equivalent to anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa lined by means of the 3rd variation of the yank Psychiatric Association's ''Practice instruction for the remedy of sufferers With consuming Disorders.'' It additionally covers thoughts for evening consuming and comparable syndromes, weight problems and weight administration when it comes to psychiatric medicines, psychiatric features of bariatric surgical procedure, and administration of sufferers with continual, intractable consuming issues. Ranging generally from settling on preliminary therapy ways to addressing difficulties posed by means of specified teams of sufferers, this booklet focuses squarely on what psychiatrists want to know in regards to the scientific evaluation and administration of sufferers with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating illness, and weight problems. Its insights will allow clinicians to higher make nuanced checks of sufferers with those stipulations, current the easiest to be had facts approximately cures to sufferers and their households, and begin and behavior therapy interventions with the vast majority of sufferers they come across. medical vignettes illustrate particular strategies and techniques to assist anchor the discussions within the decision-making events often confronted by means of practitioners.

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A full consideration of these comorbid conditions and their treatment implications can be found in Chapter 3 in this volume. Differential Diagnosis In performing a medical and psychiatric assessment, it is important to understand that a range of conditions may produce features similar to symptoms of bulimia nervosa. , adrenal disease, diabetes mellitus, pituitary dysfunction, hyperparathyroidism). Psychiatric illnesses, including major depressive disorder and borderline personality disorder, may be characterized by appetite dysregulation and binge eating or may be comorbid with bulimia nervosa.

These issues are further discussed in Chapter 15 in this volume. High-Risk Populations Given the etiological framework described above, a subgroup of individuals may be at increased risk for the development of bulimia nervosa. , ballet, long-distance running, wrestling); individuals with certain physical conditions such as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus; and homosexual males. Course and Outcome Recovery and Relapse The longitudinal course of bulimia nervosa is variable, but, as with anorexia nervosa, the course of bulimia nervosa may be chronic and relapsing (for review, see Keel and Mitchell 1997).

Avoiding family meals or no longer eating with friends is often cause of others’ concerns, as they notice increasing social isolation. Increasing exercise to unhealthy degrees may start insidiously and may progress to hours per day of compulsive exercise. In some studies, exercise compulsion seems to be the first symptom to appear and is often the last to remit as patients recover (Kron et al. 1978). The compulsion to exercise may be associated with unrelenting pacing and fidgeting, and even an inability to sit down.

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