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By Michael J. Murphy, Ronald L. Cowan MD PhD

A part of the very popular Blueprints sequence, Blueprints Psychiatry presents scholars with a concise evaluation of what they should understand of their psychiatry rotations or the forums. every one bankruptcy is short and contains pedagogical positive factors akin to bolded key phrases, tables, figures, and key issues. a question and resolution part on the finish of the e-book contains a hundred board-format questions with entire rationales. This variation comprises new pictures, extra USMLE examine questions, and a Neural foundation part for every significant diagnostic class. A significant other site contains a query financial institution and entirely searchable textual content.

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It is used for its hallucinatory, dissociative effect. Rohypnol Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine approved for clinical use in some countries outside the United States. Rohypnol produces classic benzodiazepine effects of sedation. It has strong amnestic properties, however, and it may be a frequent culprit in drugging others for the purpose of theft or sexual assault. Lysergic Acid Diethylamide Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is famous for its hallucinogenic properties. Acute use can produce a highly euphoric (good trip) or a highly dysphoric (bad trip) hallucinatory experience.

44 BULIMIA NERVOSA Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating with the maintenance of body weight. EPIDEMIOLOGY The estimated point prevalence of bulimia nervosa is 1% to 3% of women. The male:female ratio is 1:10. This illness occurs disproportionately among whites in the United States. ETIOLOGY Many of the factors in the genesis of anorexia nervosa are also implicated in bulimia nervosa. Familial and genetic studies support similar familial linkages in both disorders.

CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS History and Mental Status Examination Bulimia nervosa is diagnosed in individuals who engage in binge eating and behaviors designed to avoid weight gain but who maintain their body weight. In addition, these are people whose self-evaluation is overly influenced by their body weight and shape. Food binges in bulimia nervosa may be precipitated by stress or altered mood states. Once a binge begins, the individual typically feels out of control and continues to eat large quantities of food, often to the point of physical discomfort.

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