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Anorexia nervosa in an Arab culture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9503246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The available literature indicates that anorexia nervosa is rare in Arab culture. We report 5 cases of anorexia nervosa: 3 female and 2 male patients. Two are UAE nationals, 2 are Omanis, and 1 is Sudanese. The occurrence of these cases is discussed in the context of sociocultural changes and the increasing westernization of the UAE society.
M T Abou-Saleh; Y Younis; L Karim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of eating disorders     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0276-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Eat Disord     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-30     Completed Date:  1998-04-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111226     Medline TA:  Int J Eat Disord     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
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MeSH Terms
Anorexia Nervosa / ethnology*,  psychology

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