medical Definition of muscle dysmorphia
- A typical sufferer of muscle dysmorphia is a man who weighs himself several times a day, compulsively examines himself in the mirror, and fails at relationships because he is unwilling to devote time or energy to others …
- —Eileen Smith, USA Today, 24 Nov. 1997
- … researchers from Boston's McLean Hospital compared 30 normal weightlifters to 24 men with muscle dysmorphia—a disorder defined by a pathological preoccupation with increasing muscularity.
- —Kelly McCarthy, Psychology Today, January/February 2001