Medical Management of Eating Disorders: A Practical Handbook by C. Laird Birmingham

By C. Laird Birmingham

Rules of remedy in addition to tools of perform are absolutely coated during this functional advisor to the clinical problems of anorexia nervosa and similar consuming issues. Psychiatric and mental views improve clinical and dietary treatments and the textual content is supplemented by way of diagnostic colour pictures of significant actual manifestations of consuming issues. even supposing the amount is appropriate for all health and wellbeing care pros, targeted info is supplied for common practitioners, nursing employees, relatives caregivers, and sufferers.

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This earlier episode may have been expressed fully or may have assumed a minor cryptic form with a moderate loss of weight and/or a transient phase of amenorrhea. 6. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)-IV diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa Recurrent episodes of binge eating. g. within any two-hour period), an amount of food that is definitely larger than most people would eat during a similar period of time and under similar circumstances. g. a feeling that one cannot stop eating or control what or how much one is eating).

3. ) Does not look into functional causes or microanatomy of abdominal complaints Does not use all of the standard heart leads, so not all parts of the heart will be assessed. Does not assess the anatomy or physical function of the heart Does not measure lung function. ) High High Low Low Low Moderate Cost None Danger 44 May be as good as PET for measuring brain function To determine functional brain abnormalities Differential diagnosis of early satiety and upper abdominal pain Differential diagnosis of dysphagia, odynophagia, early satiety, abdominal pain, and hematochezia Best current technique to image anatomy of the brain Primary indication Does not measure contraction of bowel or rule out superior mesenteric artery syndrome Very expensive and not generally available Does not show anatomy of bowel Does not look at brain function Not as readily available as CT Unknown Limitations Moderate Low Low Low Low Danger High Moderate Very high Very high Very high Cost BMI, body mass index; CT, computed tomography; EKG, electrocardiogram; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; PET, positronemission tomography.

Excess clothing, such as coats, scarves, shoes, belts, and watches, should be removed. r Read the weight in kilograms. Calculating body mass index The BMI is the most convenient way to measure the extent to which a patient is underweight or overweight. The BMI can be calculated by dividing the patient’s weight in kilograms by the square of their height in meters, as indicated by the following formula: BMI = weight (height)2 where weight is measured in kilograms and height in meters. The use of BMI is recommended because of its convenience, but it has several limitations: r It is difficult to apply in young children who are growing and whose height may be stunted by the illness.

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