Tutor profile: Ivan M.
Subject: Health and Medicine
Explain differential diagnosis between disease phobia and hypochondriasis?
Disease phobia is type of specific phobias. It is characterized by irrational fear of getting serious disease. Hypochondriasis is type of somatoform disorders and is characterized by fear and belief that person already have got serious disease (e.g., AIDS, carcinoma).
Is it indicated to use antidepressants to treat bulimia nervosa? If the answer is yes, what would be the first line treatment choice?
Antidepressants of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) class may be used in the treatment of bulimia nervosa. The first line treatment choice is Fluoxetine which is FDA approved for the treatment of bulimia.
List all mental disorders in which the phenomenon of depersonalization can be encountered?
Mental disorders which can manifest with depersonalization phenomena are: Panic disorder Depersonalization disorder Schizophrenia Acute traumatic reaction PTSD Psychomotor epilepsy Depression OCD Substance use disorders.
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