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    Bigorexia Interesting

    Rise of ‘bigorexia’: men with body image issues battling depression
    JULY 4, 20167:52AM

    The research found 60 per cent of males were dissatisfied with their body in some way.
    IT’S called reverse anorexia and it happens to men who believe they are too little and too frail and new research shows its driving men to inject steroids and suffer psychologically.
    Muscle dysmorphia affects men whose have normal muscle mass but who believe their muscles are inadequate.
    Sydney University research has found men with these body image issues are four times more likely than females with eating disorders to go undiagnosed.
    And it says men with these conditions suffer more from depression because of the stigma associated with them seeking help for what is regarded as a female problem.

    Men with body issues aspire to a bulked-up physique similar to Tarzan star Alexander Skarsgard.Source:AP
    ‘The additional stigma towards men is that they are less masculine by virtue of suffering from a stereotypically female problem,” the authors say in the study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
    STIGMA: We need to talk about male eating disorders
    “In addition men report feeling less worthy if they need to ask for help, and this has been associated, in our research, with an increased likelihood of men with eating disorders remaining undiagnosed,” the authors say.
    “Because males are more stigmatising of eating and body image issues than females, if a guy has mostly male close friends, these friends are likely, on average, to be less supportive, than a female’s close friends,” the authors say.

    Body dysmorphia is a growing health problem among Australian males.Source:ThinkStock
    The study found extreme dieting and purging increased more rapidly among males than females in the decade between 1998 and 2008. And the proportion of needle exchange services that reported that steroids were the last drug injected more than tripled from 2 per cent to 7 per cent from 2007-2012.
    The study found men with binge eating problems were more likely to have quality of life and mental health problems than females with the disorder.
    A study of almost 2,000 Australian men and women found seven in ten had some type of body dissatisfaction.
    Sixty per cent of males were dissatisfied with their body in some way and 80 per cent of females were dissatisfied with their bodies.
    Fifteen per cent of males had marked dissatisfaction with their bodies compared to 33 per cent of females. The study found there was some evidence to suggest males with eating disorders may have higher rates of compulsive exercise and anxiety disorders than females.
    The authors suggest body dysmorphia may be a growing health problem among Australian males.
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    FFS really FFS....
    This is nothing new, this is every day life for most of us on here. And, i know i can't start a sentence with and lol but this is old new's and thousands of us live with this.

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    I teach high school & discuss this with various students on a far too regular basis - generally involves supplements and/or AAS as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarky. View Post
    FFS really FFS....
    This is nothing new, this is every day life for most of us on here. And, i know i can't start a sentence with and lol but this is old new's and thousands of us live with this.
    Agree here Clarky! I've been battling this since I started lifting lol but most recently since being out from my incision and now it's re-opening... I'm fvking shrinking by the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    I'm not worthy.
    What Kel sees???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice4all View Post
    What Kel sees???

    Nailed it.
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    Wasn't this article meant for skinny guys that want to bigger and not big men who want to get ginormous???

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    I have the reverse problem. I see other dudes being much bigger than they really are. It makes me feel tiny so I gain weight but feel even smaller...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat
    Wasn't this article meant for skinny guys that want to bigger and not big men who want to get ginormous???
    I had to look this up. Wikipedia.

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    Muscle dysmorphia, sometimes called "bigorexia", "megarexia", or "reverse anorexia", is a subtype of body dysmorphic disorder, but is often also grouped with eating disorders.[1][2] Affecting mostly males, and many athletes, muscle dysmorphia is obsessive preoccupation via delusional or exaggerated belief that one's own body is too small, too skinny, insufficiently muscular, or insufficiently lean, although in most cases, the individual's build is normal or even exceptionally large and muscular already.[1][3] Disordered fixation on gaining body mass, as by devoting inordinate time and attention on exercise routines, dietary regimens, and nutritional supplements, is typical, and use of anabolic steroids is common.[1][3] Usually also present are other, body-dysmorphic preoccupations that are not muscle-dysmorphic.[1]

    Muscle dysmorphia has also been called the "Adonis Complex",[4] which, however, encompasses broader concerns of male body image.[5] Yet likewise, muscle dysmorphia's rising incidence is due in part to recent popularization of extreme cultural ideals of men's bodies.[3][5] Severely distressful and distracting, muscle dysmorphia's bodily concerns provoke absences from school, work, and socializing.[1][6] Perceiving one's body as severely undesirable, one may avoid dating.[1]Versus other body dysmorphic disorder, rates of suicide attempts may be especially high.[1]Although likened to anorexia nervosa in females,[2][7] muscle dysmorphia is mostly unknown and tough to recognize, especially since males experiencing it typically look healthy to others.[3] By some estimates, 10% of gym-going men experience muscle dysmorphia.[6][8]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice4all View Post
    What Kel sees???
    That's funny

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