Muscle dysmorphia. An underrecognized form of body dysmorphic disorder.

@article{Pope1997MuscleDA,
  title={Muscle dysmorphia. An underrecognized form of body dysmorphic disorder.},
  author={Harrison Graham Pope and Amanda J. Gruber and Preciosa Y Choi and Roberto Olivardia and Katharine A. Phillips},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={
          548-57
        }
}
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 degree of muscularity. This condition, which the authors have tentatively termed "muscle dysmorphia," may cause severe subjective distress, impaired social and occupational functioning, and abuse of anabolic steroids and other substances. Epidemiologic data suggest that muscle dysmorphia, though rarely… CONTINUE READING
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