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Unformatted text preview: Mood stabilizers: Lithium, anticonvulsant meds: recommended to start with Lithium because it decreases suicide 50% benefit from lithium and toxic at high doses, severe weight gain Psychotherapy increase compliance Family therapy help family understand what is going on with individual and better communication, and support Family therapy + medicine leads to better compliance and fewer relapse (& longer time until relapse) Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa (AN) o Clinical description DSM-IV criteria Very low weight for height, <85% of their ideal body weight, usually accomplished by food restriction Intense fear of gaining weight One of the following o Disturbed body perception o Self-evaluation overly due to weight/shape o Denial or seriousness of low weight Amenorrhea 3+ consecutive without a period...
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- Spring '08