By Michael J. Murphy, Ronald L. Cowan MD PhD
A part of the very hot Blueprints sequence, Blueprints Psychiatry offers scholars with a concise assessment of what they should be aware of of their psychiatry rotations or the forums. each one bankruptcy is short and contains pedagogical positive aspects akin to bolded key terms, tables, figures, and key issues. a question and resolution part on the finish of the booklet contains a hundred board-format questions with whole rationales. This version comprises new pictures, extra USMLE learn questions, and a Neural foundation part for every significant diagnostic class. A significant other site features a query financial institution and completely searchable textual content.
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NEURAL BASIS Although the different types of eating disorders do not share a single neurobiological origin, serotonergic dysfunction is strongly associated with these conditions and with associated symptoms. Alterations in dopamine, norepinephrine, neuropeptide, and opiate systems are also implicated. Hypothalamic and limbic neural regions, including the reward system likely play a role. High comorbidity with obsessive-compulsive disorder and body image disturbances (body dysmorphic disorder) suggests overlap with brain regions affected in these conditions.
248, Fig. ) Because addiction occurs when repeated exposure to drugs has produced alterations in the brain's reward system and in other brain regions involved in craving, motivation, and attention, there are conscious and nonconscious elements predisposing to continued drug use despite adverse consequences of the drug. ) that predispose to relapse. ALCOHOL USE DISORDERS ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE Alcohol abuse becomes alcohol dependence when effects on one's life become more global and tolerance and withdrawal symptoms develop.
KEY POINTS • Anorexia nervosa is characterized by failure to maintain normal body weight, fear of gaining weight, body image distortion, denial, and amenorrhea. • Anorexia nervosa is diagnosed more than 90% of the time in women. • Anorexia nervosa can cause serious medical complications, including refeeding syndrome, and has a greater than 10% long-term mortality rate. • Bulimia nervosa is a severe eating disorder characterized by binge eating and purging. • Bulimia nervosa is also characterized by maintenance of normal body weight.
Blueprints Psychiatry by Michael J. Murphy, Ronald L. Cowan MD PhD