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    Muscle dysmorphia, otherwise known as bigorexia, is categorized as a body dysmorphic disorder. This type of disorder can be found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual under the section of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Muscle dysmorphia is specifically described in the diagnostic criteria for body dysmorphia. In the DSM-5, it is described as being almost exclusively occurring in males and it can be defined as the fixation on one’s insufficient muscular build and/or the idea that one’s body is too small (American Psychiatric Association, 2013, pg.243). The unfortunate part of this disorder is that gets little attention, mainly because women make up a higher number of body dysmorphia victims and muscle dysmorphia primarily effects…

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    The study of body image in men is a relatively recent phenomenon. Until the 1980s, the study of body image was largely restricted to women (Grogan, 2008). Appearance in general and body image in particular has become very important constructs in contemporary western societies. Among males, cognitive distortions mainly focus on muscularity, which is known as Muscle Dysmorphia. Muscle Dysmorphia, also term Bigorexia, is a form of body dysmorphic disorder in which men become obsessed with the idea…

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    Bigorexia Over the years, bigorexia, also known as muscle dysmorphia, has become a growing problem amongst the population, especially for young men. Bigorexia is a psychological disorder where a person feels the urge to get bigger muscles, this account for both men with humongous muscles and for men with small muscles. One in 10 men at the gym is believed to have muscle dysmorphia. This disorder is mostly found in people who were bullied or abused as a child. Most of the people suffering of…

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    Muscle Dysmorphia is a real disorder. It is not known of by many people but there are a lot of people that Suffer from this disorder. Muscle Dysmorphia is a serious disorder that regular gym goers may be victims of and the causes are all around from multimedia, to seeing weightlifters in the gym that are much bigger than everyone else or as simple as looking at one’s self in the mirror. First off, the internet is big cause of Muscle Dysmorphia. Based on this study from The Media’s representation…

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    Methods Participants This study will draw from a sample size consisting of both college men and women between the ages of 18-26 attending the University of Northern Iowa. The grade level distribution was not determined as a necessary component to take into account. Participants will be voluntarily selected based on the analysis of the extremity of body dissatisfaction and indication of symptoms of muscle dysmorphia. Based on these results, students will be assigned to four different classified…

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    Body dysmorphic disorder is a commonly undiagnosed disorder that causes a person to believe that their body is deformed or defective. Body dysmorphic disorder is typically diagnosed in teen years. Symptoms can be debilitating to daily life and relationships. Treatments for this disorder are usually effective when the patient is compliant and willing to open their minds to other ideas than the stone beliefs of negativity. Patients with this disorder are highly sensitive and require more…

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    “Although these magazines may have words like “healthy” and “fitness” in their titles, they are often heavily focused on male body appearance” (31). In men magazines, the male models posing in the advertisements are unrealistically strong but lean with defined muscles resembling the bodies of Greek statues. Their muscles are abnormally large and have broad shoulders with a small waist. As a result, the media’s representation of the ideal male figure leads men to compare themselves to the models…

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    Congenital Muscular Torticollis Marissa Maiwelmal PTHA 1321: Pathophysiology for the PTA November 19, 2015 I. Definition/Causes A. Normal function and appearance of sternocleidomastoid B. Definition of congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) C. Common theories of the causes of congenital muscular torticollis D. Conditions CMT can result in E. Epidemiology II. Classification A. Postural torticollis B. Muscular torticollis C. Sternocleidomastoid mass III. Treatments A. Physical Therapy…

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    perfect physique, however if a black man demonstrates masculinity in the same way, they are viewed as primitive, aggressive, and unrefined (Lawrence 17). Now unlike other sports such as powerlifting, bodybuilding is solely judged on appearance and symmetry of the human body. Bodybuilding is dependent solely on muscular development and conditioning of the body. At times bodybuilders feel like they are not proporitonal or lack in certain bodyparts which results in the abuse of anabolic steroids. …

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    degenerative disease. ALS is the deterioration of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord that leads to muscle weakness. This significant decrease in muscle strength eventually becomes paralysis, and the majority of those with this awful disease die from respiratory failure. This is the most common neuromuscular disease and affects 12,000 people annually and about 4 out of every 100,000 people (National Institute of Neurological,…

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