Adonis Complex How to Identify, Treat and Prevent Body Obsession in Men and Boys

ISBN-10: 068486911X
ISBN-13: 9780684869117
Edition: 2002 (Reprint)
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Description: Growing numbers of young men are taking the quest for perfect muscles, skin and hair too far, crossing the line from normal interest to pathological obsession. This book combines case studies with scientific research on the Adonis complex.

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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 1/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Growing numbers of young men are taking the quest for perfect muscles, skin and hair too far, crossing the line from normal interest to pathological obsession. This book combines case studies with scientific research on the Adonis complex.

Harrison G. Pope, Jr., M.D.,is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory at McLean Hospital. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Secrets of the Men at the Olympic Gym
The Rise of the Adonis Complex: Roots of Male Body Obsession
Do You Have the Adonis Complex? Two Tests and Their Astonishing Results
Muscle Dysmorphia: Muscularity Run Amok
Anabolic Steroids: Dangerous Fuel for the Adonis Complex
Fear of Fat: Men and Eating Disorders
Beyond Muscle and Fat: Hair, Breasts, Genitals, and Other Body Obsessions
Boys at Risk
Dealing with the Adonis Complex: Women's Voices
Straights and Gays: Not So Different After All
Rx for the Adonis Complex: A Guide for Men and Their Loved Ones
The Fat-Free Mass Index (FFMI) and How to Calculate It
Diagnostic Criteria for Body Image Disorders
Where to Get Help
Notes
Index

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