Muscle dysmorphia (also called Reverse anorexia or Bigorexia)


Muscle dysmorphia (also called Reverse anorexia or Bigorexia)  

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Muscle dysmorphia (also called Reverse anorexia or Bigorexia) is a form of body dysmorphic disorder that affects males and females. Sufferers develop a pathological preoccupation with their muscularity,  believing themselves to be small and weak, no matter how large their muscles. Like anorexics, they may also see themselves as fat and develop a range of eating rituals. One method of treatment is cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).

General Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Whenever there are significant changes in eating and weight patterns combined with emotional changes and undue influence of weight, shape and appearance on self-esteem there is reason for concern. Symptoms may include: overvaluation of foods or food groups, emotional withdrawal, ritualistic food behaviours, recent unexplained weight loss, fear associated with gaining weight or becoming overweight despite being under weight, or distorted view of weight, shape and appearance. In children and adolescents the first signs may be a failure to meet expected growth ranges.

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