Eating Disturbance: Differential Diagnosis of Weight Loss

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Eating Disturbance: Differential Diagnosis of Weight Loss by Mind Map: Eating Disturbance: Differential Diagnosis of Weight Loss

1. Other malignancies

2. Dysphagia (swallowing problems)

3. Gastrointestinal

3.1. Peptic (stomach) ulcer

3.2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

3.2.1. Crohns Diesease

3.2.2. Ulcerative Colitis

3.3. Coeliac Disease

4. Psychiatric Disorder

4.1. Depression

4.1.1. anorexia (loss of appetite) common symptom but no fear of weight gain

4.2. Schizophrenia

4.2.1. May have paranoid delusions about poisoned food but no fear of weight gain

4.3. Eating Disorder

4.3.1. Anorexia Nervosa Self-induced weigh loss by dietary restriction, potentially with compensatory behaviours. Specific psychopathology of fear of weight gain. BMI<17.5 or 15% expected. AN diagnosis given precedence over BN if below threshold

5. Behavioural Problem

5.1. Feeding Disorder

5.1.1. Most affects pre-school age children 25%-45% of typically developing pre-school age children Up to 80% of developmentally disabled children

5.1.2. Involves Food refusal disruptive mealtime behaviour Rigid food preferences Suboptimal growth Failure to master self-feeding skills

6. Symptom of Medical Condition

6.1. Most common causes

6.1.1. Bereavement

6.1.2. Stress

6.1.3. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) or Over-treating Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)

6.1.4. Cancer Craniopharyngiomas

6.2. Less common causes

6.2.1. Endocrine Addison's Disease Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus Pituitary Prolactinoma

6.2.2. Inflammatory Rheumatoid Arthritis SLE (Lupus)

6.2.3. Neurological Dementia

6.2.4. Drug or Alcohol Misuse

6.2.5. Malnutrition May be unable to communicate eating needs

6.3. Infection

6.3.1. Persistent Gastroenteritis

6.3.2. Tuberculosis

6.3.3. HIV/AIDS

6.3.4. Post viral Chronic fatigue syndrome food intake often poor