Title

The Drive for Muscle Leanness: A Complex Case with Features of Muscle Dysmorphia and Eating Disorder not Otherwise Specified

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2006

Keywords

Muscularity, body image, eating disturbance, muscle dysmorphia, body dysmorphia

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03327575

Abstract

Muscle dysmorphia has been described as a subtype of body dysmorphic disorder in which an individual experiences severe body image disturbance related to muscularity. The current case is of a 20-year-old man who describes a history of muscle dysmorphia in which the nature of the body image concern is related to leanness (i.e., muscularity in the absence of body fat), as opposed to increasing muscle mass, which is how muscle dysmorphia has typically been characterized in the literature. The case illustrates the need to consider this additional facet of body image when diagnosing muscle dysmorphia.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Eating and Weight Disorders, v. 11, issue 4, p. 117-118

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