Articles related to BODY DYSMORPHIA
Recognizing and Treating “Bigorexia” in Clinical Practice
Muscle dysmorphia (MD), sometimes referred to as “reverse” or “big” anorexia (colloquially called “bigorexia”) is on the rise, and this article presents a comprehensive review on its history, highlights a few studies, provides the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for both MD and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and discusses the behaviors associated with the conditions, including risk factors, comorbidities, and complications. In addition, the author provides questions to ask to ascertain whether MD may be present.
Psychiatry July 26th 2022
‘Bigorexia’ is on the Rise — How Can Physicians Help?
A follow-up to the discussion we recently presented, this article asks doctors to look beyond the physical health of the patient to recognize and potentially treat muscle dysmorphia, the notion in which an individual is preoccupied with the idea that his or her body build is too small or insufficiently muscular.
Psychiatry June 21st 2022
Muscle Dysmorphia in Men: The Han Swolo Effect
A video and transcript of a conversation between Harrison “Skip” Pope Jr., MD, MPH, of Harvard Medical School, and Katharine Phillips, MD, of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, who discuss symptoms, treatments, and social propagation of “muscle dysmorphia”: a preoccupation with the belief that one’s body isn’t large or muscular enough.
Psychiatry June 13th 2022