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Child Psychiatry Board Review Sample Question 1

Which of the following statements is correct regarding the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?

  • AIt is not associated with Tourette’s syndrome and ADHD.
  • BDosage of SSRIs in OCD may be up to 4x the normal dose of depression
  • CSupportive therapy is superior to cognitive behavior therapy in treating OCD.
  • DMost adult patients with OCD begin treatment in childhood.
Child Psychiatry Board Review Sample Question 2

A 17-year-old girl is brought to the emergency department after being found unconscious on the floor of her dormitory. She has a potassium level of 2.2mmol/L (normal 2.5-5.0) and a sodium level of 120mmol/L (normal 135-148). Her body mass index (BMI) is 16 (normal 18.5-24.9). Her roommate, who has been friends with her for several years, reports that the patient had always been thin but had a dramatic weight loss over the prior 2 years. The patient frequently ate and would binge on junk food several times a day. Though she never admitted it, her friends had noticed several signs indicating the patient was self-inducing vomiting multiple times a day. She has not menstruated in over 1 year. What is the most likely diagnosis?

  • ABulimia nervosa
  • BAnorexia nervosa, restricting type
  • CAnorexia nervosa, binge-eating/purging type
  • DEating disorder not otherwise specified
  • EImpulse control disorder

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