Category: Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Compulsive Exercise and Muscle Dysmorphia

Man lifting weights while suffering from Compulsive Exercise For most people, exercise is a positive thing that helps improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing. But for those with a condition known as muscle dysmorphia, exercise can become a type of illness, creating a myriad of health complications and psychological distress. Here are the common signs and symptoms of compulsive exercise and [...]
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Eating Disorder Symptoms Comparison With Younger Ages

Woman recovering from eating disorder due to meaning There are several different types of eating disorders. Professionals determine what type of eating disorder someone is struggling with based on what disordered behaviors and thoughts someone is struggling with. Anorexia Nervosa One eating disorder diagnosis is anorexia nervosa. Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight. This fear leads [...]
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Obsession with Perceived Flaws) in Eating Disorders

Lady sitting on a beach New research published in the Eating and Weight Disorders journal reveals individuals with eating disorders (ED) are 12 times more likely to have an obsession with perceived body flaws than those without an ED [1]. While an obsession with perceived body flaws is harmful on its own (often leading to compulsive behaviors and reduced quality [...]
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Men and their Muscles – Muscular Dysmorphia

Man lifting weights while suffering from Compulsive Exercise Eating Disorders do not discriminate on background, religion, socio-economic status, race, sex, or gender. In fact, although we think about Eating Disorders as primarily a “female disorder,” according to NEDA [1], “about one in three people struggling with an Eating Disorder is a male.” Unfortunately, they are often fighting Muscular Dysmorphia or a poor body image. [...]
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