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The Adonis complex : the secret crisis of male body obsession

Author: Harrison Pope; Katharine A Phillips; Roberto Olivardia
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the growing numbers of men who are taking the quest for perfect muscles, skin, and hair too far, crossing the line from normal interest to pathological obsession.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pope, Harrison.
Adonis complex.
New York : Free Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606318023
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harrison Pope; Katharine A Phillips; Roberto Olivardia
ISBN: 0684869101 9780684869100 068486911X 9780684869117
OCLC Number: 43555181
Description: xv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Secrets for 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 --
Appendix I. The fat-free mass index (FFMI) and how to calculate it --
Appendix II. Diagnostic criteria for body image disorders --
Appendix III. Where to get help.
Responsibility: Harrison G. Pope, Jr., Katharine A. Phillips, Roberto Olivardia.
Local System Bib Number:
72023

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Combining case studies with scientific research, this book reveals a threat that is as serious as the beauty myth for women or anorexia nervosa for girls. Growing numbers of young men are taking the  Read more...
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