Book Chapter

Muscle Dysmorphia

Scott Griffiths, Stuart B Murray

Clinical Handbook of Complex and Atypical Eating Disorders | Oxford University Press | Published : 2017


Muscle dysmorphia is a recently identified, complex, and largely unknown psychiatric disorder. Individuals with muscle dysmorphia typically report preoccupation with thoughts of attaining greater muscularity; conceal their bodies in public; have poor levels of insight into their preoccupation; report extreme functional impairment due to their preoccupation; have elevated rates of comorbid eating, mood, anxiety, and body dysmorphic disorders; use steroids; exercise compulsively; are strong adherents to traditional male gender roles; and report an elevated history of suicide attempts. Treatments for eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder may be effective for muscle dysmorphia, and case ..

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