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First case of anorexia in Kazakhstan reported.

The nine-year-old girl in Ust-Kamenogorsk is suffering from anorexia, this case is called by YK-news.kz as the first case of anorexia in Kazakhstan.

The girl, the only child in Kazakhstan with anorexia, set a goal to lose weight after she was said "chubby" at school few times. Her weight before hunger was 30 kg, now she weighs 17 kg.

"First, the girl ate half of her usual food consumption. Later, her diet was reduced to a few slices of tomatoes a day. And then later on, she completely refused to eat," the report reads.

The girl was hospitalized in Pavlodar. There she was on forced feeding and started gaining some weight.

However, the treatment failed later as the girl again refused to eat while coming back to her town. The psychologists could not help her to overcome the insecurities.

Due to anorexia, the girl does not go to school any more staying home for independent studies.

The girl's parent claim even if she wants to go back to normal diet, she can't.

"The cost of treatment in an Israeli hospital is estimated at USD 30,000," she said.

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction, inappropriate eating habits or rituals, obsession with having a thin figure, and an irrational fear of weight gain, as well as a distorted body self-perception.

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