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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the largest of them all? The features and phenomenology of muscle dysmorphia.
  • R. Olivardia
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Harvard review of psychiatry
  • 1 October 2001
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Muscle dysmorphia. An underrecognized form of body dysmorphic disorder.
In the course of several ongoing studies, the authors have encountered men and women who display a form of body dysmorphic disorder in which they become pathologically preoccupied with their degreeExpand
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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, theExpand
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Muscle dysmorphia in male weightlifters: a case-control study.
OBJECTIVE Muscle dysmorphia is a form of body dysmorphic disorder in which individuals develop a pathological preoccupation with their muscularity. METHOD The authors interviewed 24 men with muscleExpand
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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 theExpand
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Evolving ideals of male body image as seen through action toys.
OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that 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. Expand
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Clinical features of muscle dysmorphia among males with body dysmorphic disorder.
Muscle dysmorphia - a pathological preoccupation with muscularity - appears to be a form of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) with a focus on muscularity. However, little is known about muscleExpand
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Symptom characteristics and psychiatric comorbidity among males with muscle dysmorphia.
OBJECTIVE Muscle dysmorphia has been described as a disorder in which individuals are pathologically preoccupied with their muscularity. This study was designed to further investigate the symptomExpand
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Eating disorders in college men.
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to assess the characteristics of men with eating disorders in the community. METHOD The authors recruited 25 men meeting DSM-IV criteria for eating disorders andExpand
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