Discuss Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder.

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Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder is also called bigorexia or reverse anorexia. It is disorder in which a person is regularly worried or obsessed about being underdeveloped or underweight. Usually, people having muscle dysmorphia are not underdeveloped or underweight instead they have large body mass. It is just their fear or perception that they are underweight. This disorder mostly occurs in men who do gym or lifts weights. There are few cases of this disorder in women. “It is estimated that 1 out of every 50 bodybuilders feels small no matter how much they work out or how muscular they are” (Bodybuilding.com, 2009). Low self esteem is one of the cause of this disorder in men.

  This disorder is treatable as the treatment team needs to identify the cause of the disorder. Then the person is taught with coping methods and behaviors in order to treat the disorder and avoid its relapse in future.

Reference

Bodybuilding.com, (2009). What is Muscle Dysmorphia?. Retrieved from: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/gearuzr1.htm


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