Bigorexia: bodybuilding and muscle dysmorphia.

  title={Bigorexia: bodybuilding and muscle dysmorphia.},
  author={P. E. Mosley},
  journal={European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association},
  volume={17 3},
  • P. E. Mosley
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association
  • Muscle dysmorphia is an emerging condition that primarily affects male bodybuilders. Such individuals obsess about being inadequately muscular. Compulsions include spending hours in the gym, squandering excessive amounts of money on ineffectual sports supplements, abnormal eating patterns or even substance abuse. In this essay, I illustrate the features of muscle dysmorphia by employing the first-person account of a male bodybuilder afflicted by this condition. I briefly outline the history of… CONTINUE READING
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