`This is a book that will be useful to carers, helping them understand the issues that affect male suffers and some of the barriers they will have to break down in order to recover. It will also reassure men affected by an eating disorder that they are not alone, their problems are understood b medical professional and that recovery is possible' - Signpost Anna has established herself as a leading author in the field of eating disorders and combines her personal experiences with an extensive research interest. Her two previous books published by Lucky Duck were winner and special commendation in the NASEN/TES book awards and we expect this publication to be equally well received. It would be a mistake to think that eating and body image problems are experienced only by women. Anna draws the readers attention to the characteristic and special difficulties for men, including: " athletics, body building and eating " depression and self-esteem " eating disorders and homosexuality. Like all her books she offers a comprehensive overview and contributes information, advice and hope. This is a book for those affected and those who want to help them.
Chapter 7: Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Muscle dysmorphia applies specifically to men who have issues with the size of their muscles and is a sub-category of body dysmorphic disorder. Body dysmorphic disorder refers to any problem that people have with their overall body image. Men who suffer from body dysmorphic disorder not only dislike the way they look but are obsessed with certain aspects of their appearance. These obsessions become so overpowering that they control the sufferer's life. The main concerns for sufferers appear to be hair loss, the size of their nose, genitals or muscles, any scars they might have, their skin condition and their height or weight.
Men with body dysmorphic disorder often spend hours every day checking their appearance in mirrors. They will try ...