Flashcards in First Aid: Eating Disorders Deck (35)
What are the 2 main divisions of anorexia nervosa?
Binge eating/purging type
What are characteristics of the restrictive type of anorexia nervosa?
Eat very little
May vigorously exercise
What are characteristics of the binge eating/purging type of anorexia nervosa?
-Eat in binges followed by purging, laxatives, excessive exercise and/or diuretics
-Associated with increased incidence of major depression and substance abuse
What is the DSM-IV criteria for anorexia nervosa?
-Body weight at least 15% below normal
-Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat
-Disturbed body image
What is lanugo?
fine body hair (complication of anorexia nervosa)
What is melanosis coli?
darkened area of colon 2/2 laxative abuse
What are other complications of anorexia nervosa?
-Electrolyte imbalances (hypochloremic hyperkalemic alkalosis)
What is the gender differences with anorexia nervosa?
Women 10-20X more common
What is the prevalence of anorexia nervosa?
occurs in 4% of adolescents and young adults
When does anorexia nervosa usually start?
between 10 and 30
How might you tell the difference between someone who is thin due to anorexia nervosa versus someone who is thin due to MDD?
-anorexia nervosa patients have good appetite but starve themselves (usually preoccupied with food)
-MDD patients usually have poor appetite and have no interest in food
What is the differential diagnosis for anorexia nervosa?
-Cancer (or other medical condition)
What is the mortality rate for anorexia nervosa?
10% (starvation, suicide, or electrolyte disturbance)
When should someone with anorexia nervosa be treated on an inpatient basis?
when they are 20% below ideal body weight should be hospitalized
What is the treatment for anorexia nervosa?
-Supervised weight gain programs
-Antidepressants like paroxetine or mirtazapine (promote weight gain)
What are the major differences between someone with anorexia nervosa and someone with bulimia nervosa?
-usually maintain a normal body weight
-symptoms are more ego-dystonic (distressing)
-more likely to seek help
What are the two types of bulimia nervosa?
What are features of the purging type of bulimia nervosa?
What are features of the nonpurging type of bulimia nervosa?
What is binge eating?
excessive food intake within a 2 hour period accompanied by a sense of lack of control
What is the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa?
-Recurrent episodes of binge eating
-Recurrent, inappropriate attempts to compensate for overeating and prevent weight gain (such as laxative abuse, vomiting, etc.)
-The binge eating and compensatory behaviors occur at least twice a week for 3 months
-Perception of self-worth is excessively influenced by body weight and shape
What are common complications of bulimia nervosa?
-Hypochloremic hypokalemic alkalosis
-salivary gland hypertrophy
What is the prevalence of bulimia nervosa?
1-3% of adolescent and young females
What are common comorbidities of bulimia nervosa?
-Impulse control disorders
Which has a better prognosis, anorexia or bulimia?
What is the prognosis for bulimia nervosa?
-50% recover fully with treatment
-50% have chronic course with fluctuating s/s
What are the treatment options for bulimia nervosa?
-SSRIs (first line), TCAs (second line)
How is obesity defined?
being at least 20% over ideal body weight
What is the prevalence of obesity in the USA?