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1

What are the characteristics of an impulse control disorder?

compulsive engagement with little control, craving and relief after completing behavior

2

What are the DSM criteria for intermittent explosive disorder?

outburts of aggression that result in assault against people/property, out of proportion to triggering event, remits spontaneously

3

What are the treatment options for impulse control disorder?

therapy not effective - SSRIs

4

What are the DSM criteria for kleptomania?

inability to resist urges to steal objects, pleasure or relief while stealing

5

What are the treatment option for kleptomania?

insight oriented therapy, behavior therapy, SSRIs

6

What are common co-morbid conditions with kleptomania?

bullemia, OCD, eating control disorders

7

What are the DSM criteria for pyromania?

at least 1 episode of deliberate fire setting, tension relieved with the act - purpose of fire is not to get money, express anger

8

What are the two major types of anorexia?

restrictive type - no binge eating/purging
binge-eating/purging - eat in binges, followed by self induced vomiting

9

What are the DSM criteria for anorexia?

< 17.5), intense fear about gaining weight, disturbed body image

10

What are the best therapies available for anorexia?

Cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, supervised weight gain programs

11

What are the 2 major types of bulimia?

purging type or non-purging type

12

What are the key differences between bulimic and anorexic patients?

bulimic patients maintain normal weight, more ego dystonic

13

What is the definition of binge eating?

excessive food intake over a 2 hour period accompanied by lack of control

14

What medications have been proven to be effective for the treatment of bulimia?

SSRIs

15

What lab abnormalities are common in anorexic patients?

Hypercholesterolemia