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Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health. 2012 Jan 26;6(1):5. doi: 10.1186/1753-2000-6-5.

Adolescent male with anorexia nervosa: a case report from Iraq.

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Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Baghdad University, Iraq. maha.younis@gmail.com.

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This is the first reported case of an adolescent male with anorexia nervosa in Iraq. This disorder is believed to be rare in males across cultures and uncommon for both genders in Arab countries. The patient met the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa. He was hospitalized and received medical and psychiatric treatment at local facilities as discussed below and responded well to treatment.

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