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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72-74

Diagnosis and treatment of a teenager with comorbid depression and anorexia nervosa

1 Department of Behavioural Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Lagos, Nigeria
2 Department of Medical, University of Lagos Medical Centre, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria

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Dr. A O Coker
Department of Behavioural Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Lagos
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DOI: 10.4103/2349-5006.158251

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This is a case of an 18-year-old female Nigerian student who presented to the emergency department with symptoms of depression that was subsequently diagnosed with anorexia nervosa (AN). The clinical features, diagnosis, and complications of AN were also discussed. This case report supports the suggestions that anorexia previously unreported in Nigeria and other sub-Saharan countries may be underreported. Therefore, general practitioners and family physicians should be aware of the emergence of this illness in Nigeria in order to identify and treat adolescents with this illness.

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