bigorexia

bigorexia2017-01-29T22:06:05+00:00

bigorexia

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bigorexia

PSYCHOLOGY, SPORT MEDICINE

Bigorexia is a specific type of body dysmorphic disorder in which a person–usually male, average age 20–becomes obsessed with building muscle to the point that it impacts on his/her social, work and familial interactions.

Risk factors Bullying during primary or secondary school, family dysfunction, perfectionism, severe stress, aesthetic focus and negative influence of mass culture that promotes an idealized body

Synonyms
Adonis complex, muscle dysmorphia, muscular dysmorphia, reverse anorexia nervosa, vigorexia 

Reference
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_dysmorphia

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