The body-image disorder known as muscle dysmorphia is most common in men and has characteristics opposite those of anorexia nervosa. Fitness professionals should understand the symptoms of this disorder and have appropriate professional referrals available.
Jay Dawes is the director of personal training for Quest Personal Training in Oklahoma City, OK, and a doctoral candidate at Oklahoma State University.
Tracy Mankin is an epidemiologist in the Injury Prevention Service of the Oklahoma State Department of Health and is a doctoral candidate at the University of North Texas.
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