Bigorexia, (Body Dysmorphic Disorder) A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

by Kenneth Kee

Publisher: Kenneth Kee

Publication Date: August 03, 2017

ISBN: 9781370600182

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Bigorexia or reverse anorexia is a medical disorder of mainly males who are unhappy with their perceived body image and begin to diet to improve their body size and muscles.
The term muscle dysmorphia indicates a subtype of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) which is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder.
These men have become persistently dissatisfied with their perceived body image
Muscle dysmorphia, also called "bigorexia", "megarexia", or "reverse anorexia", is a subtype of body dysmorphic disorder, but is often also grouped with eating disorders.
Involving mostly males, and many athletes, muscle dysmorphia is obsessive preoccupation through delusional or exaggerated belief that one's own body is too small, too skinny, insufficiently muscular, or insufficiently lean, even though in most cases, the patient's build is normal or even exceptionally large and muscular already.
Severely distressful and causing personal distraction, muscle dysmorphia's bodily concerns cause absences from school, work, and socializing.
Even though compared to anorexia nervosa in females, muscle dysmorphia is mostly not well known and difficult to recognize, especially since males having it normally look healthy to others.
By some estimates, 10% of gym-going men have muscle dysmorphia
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an anxiety disorder that induces a person to have an abnormal view of how they appear and to waste a lot of time worrying about their appearance.
They may be concerned that a hardly visible scar is a major deformity that everyone is staring at, or that their nose looks abnormal.
Almost everyone feels not happy about the way they appear at some point in their life, but these thoughts normally come and go, and may not be remembered.
For someone with BDD, the worries cause a lot of distress, do not go away and have an important impact on daily life.
The person thinks they are ugly or deformed and ...