Muscle Dysmorphia: Anorexia Nervosa Gone Awry?
Anorexia nervosa is a potentially deadly disease that is marked by a seemingly perverse need to starve oneself. Muscle dysmorphia, a recently identified illness, has some similarities to anorexia in that those who exhibit symptoms are utterly preoccupied by an unrealistic body image. Rather than feeling "fat," as do anorexics, those with muscle dysmorphia see themselves as too "scrawny." They are typically athletes and routinely give up desirable jobs, careers, and social engagements in order to spend hours a day in the gym.
Principal investigator Harrison G. Pope, M.D., of McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and his colleagues at Brown University and Keele University, …
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Publication information: Article title: Muscle Dysmorphia: Anorexia Nervosa Gone Awry?. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Nutrition Health Review. Issue: 78 Publication date: January 1, 1998. Page number: 7. © 1996 Vegetus Publications. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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