The Drive for Muscle Leanness: A Complex Case with Features of Muscle Dysmorphia and Eating Disorder not Otherwise Specified
Muscularity, body image, eating disturbance, muscle dysmorphia, body dysmorphia
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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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Eating and Weight Disorders, v. 11, issue 4, p. 117-118
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Cafri, Guy; Blevins, N.; and Thompson, Joel K., "The Drive for Muscle Leanness: A Complex Case with Features of Muscle Dysmorphia and Eating Disorder not Otherwise Specified" (2006). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2202.