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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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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 245 taught by Professor Snyder during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08