A. SLEEP THERAPY TREATMENT FOR EXCESSIVE WEARING OF UNDERWEAR
52. The family history of a patient is significant for the diagnosis of which disease?
A. DIABETES MELLITUS
53. A patient who has major depression is exhibiting some anxiety, irritability, and self-doubt in his or her behavior toward others at work or home during this period of time. Which disorder most likely explains these behaviors?
54. A 32-year-old woman complains about having recurrent attacks of diarrhea lasting 6 to 12 hours with abdominal cramps and mild fever after eating any food that she takes pleasure in eating, such as chocolate fudge cake with whipped cream topping or ice cream with nuts on top (Figure 8–4). She reports that this illness began several months ago when she started work at a new job where there was no access to fresh fruits and vegetables but did eat what they provided for lunch every day—a salad bowl filled with chopped lettuce mixed with mashed potatoes topped by sliced tomatoes sprinkled liberally over it along with mayonnaise dressing on the side (Table 8–3). After her first week on this diet, however, she noticed immediate improvement in weight loss; furthermore, her former periods were now occurring more frequently than before when she ate “real” foods like salads and sandwiches throughout the day (Table