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Compulsive buying: a report of 20 cases.
Compulsive buying may cause significant psychological, interpersonal, and financial difficulties; may co-occur with other psychiatric disorders; may be treatable; and should be further studied as a mental disorder in its own right.
Biceps and Body Image: The Relationship Between Muscularity and Self-Esteem, Depression, and Eating Disorder Symptoms.
The present study examined body image and associated psychological traits in 154 college men. The comprehensive battery of measures included a novel computerized test of body image perception, the
The Adonis Complex: The Secret Crisis of Male Body Obsession
Combining case studies with scientific research, this book reveals a threat that is as serious as the beauty myth for women or anorexia nervosa for girls. Growing numbers of young men are taking the
Muscle dysmorphia in male weightlifters: a case-control study.
Muscle dysmorphia appears to be a valid diagnostic entity, possibly related to a larger group of disorders, and is associated with striking and stereotypical features.
Body image perception among men in three countries.
The wide discrepancy between men's actual muscularity and their body ideals may help explain the apparent rise in disorders such as muscle dysmorphia and anabolic steroid abuse.
Psychiatric and medical effects of anabolic-androgenic steroid use. A controlled study of 160 athletes.
  • H. Pope, D. Katz
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Archives of general psychiatry
  • 1 May 1994
Major mood disturbances associated with anabolic-androgenic steroids may represent an important public health problem for athletes using steroids and sometimes for the victims of their irritability and aggression.
Anorexia nervosa and "reverse anorexia" among 108 male bodybuilders.
Evolving ideals of male body image as seen through action toys.
The physiques of male action toys--small plastic figures used by children in play--would provide some index of evolving American cultural ideals of male body image and suggest that cultural expectations may contribute to body image disorders in both sexes.