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Health Psychology and Human Nature

Mar 20, 2020

Do you know someone who does not like how they look? Both women and men have thoughts about their looks which can go to the extreme. In Muscle Dysmorphia, sometimes referred to as reversed Anorexia, the individual have the perception of looking small even though being muscular. In today's episode we get into the Adonix Complex, a book which details the various manifestations of body image problems in men. We also talk about these topics in general.

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and body image issues in boys and men. His work also includes ADHD and OCD. His work in these fields spans almost 25 years. He is co-author of The Adonis Complex.