Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by compensatory measures to avoid weight gain (e.g., vomiting, laxative use, extreme exercise).
Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by restriction of caloric intake.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used to treat severe depression that is unresponsive to drug therapy.
Donepezil is a KEY medication used for Alzheimer's disease. It does NOT cure the disease, but it may improve memory, cognition, and an individual’s ability to perform ADLs.
A patient with borderline personality disorder exhibits SPLITTING behavior, engages in impulsive behavior, and is at high risk for self-harm.
Transference vs. Countertransference:
Transference: Patient views nurse as being similar to an important person in his/her life.
Countertransference: Patient reminds the nurse of someone in his/her life.
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