Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Major depression and severe weight loss

Article type :

Research paper

Α 25-year old patient was referred to the casualty department of the Community Mental Health Center of Central
Sector of Thessaloniki from the emergency department of the Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki, in order to manage
symptoms of depression as long as her life- threating loss of weight. A. appeared to have depressive feelings, lack of
appetite, lack of interest, withdrawal, sleep disorders, sexual disorders, low self-esteem and ideas of guilt. There were
held 27 conferences. In the beginning there were supportive intervations in order to improve the depressive
symptoms and to gain weight. Moreover we applied medication (SSRI's) that after 6 months was stopped gradually,
without any setback. There was an increase of weight, about 10 kg, which remained until the follow up one year later.

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