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  • 1. ADIOS ADONIS Or why are we men as screwy about our bodies as the women?
  • 2. Abs. Abs. Abs……..
  • 3. The Adonis Complex
    • Faludi, Susan
    • Stiffed. THE BETRAYAL OF THE AMERICAN MAN
    • Chapter 9: Man In A Can
  • 4. Most Readable
    • The Adonis Complex.The Secret Crisis Of Male Body Obsession
    • Pope, H.G. et al
  • 5.
    • A Psychosocial Complex
    • Several different symptomatic Presentations
  • 6.
    • The Adonis Complex:
    • An array of usually secret, but common body image concerns for men/boys that lead to low self esteem.
  • 7. A New Field
    • Researchers have identified disorders
    • Characterization is determined to large extent by DSM IV
    • Based on knowledge of disorders, previously seen in women
  • 8. Issues
    • Time, money, relationships and health may be sacrificed to allow for boys/men to pursue:
    • Exercise compulsions and Weight lifting compulsions
    • Eating compulsions
    • Body Dysmorphia Disorder
    • Steroid abuse
  • 9. Basic Rules
    • SHAME
    • SILENCE and SELF INTERNALIZATION
    • CONCERN for body appearance in areas of- baldness, body weight, muscle development, penile length, girth and function, fat deposition, acne scarring and breast development.
    • MEDIA INFLUENCE ( male perfection)
  • 10. BDD: a host of serious and unfounded image disorders 25% Body Build 14% Legs 38% Nose 18% Eyes 57% Hair 58% Skin 15%--an underestimate?! Genitals 11% Stomach 12% Breast (Pectorals)
  • 11. MD
    • Muscle Dysmorphia seen as a sub category of BDD
  • 12. A Breakdown of Syndromes
    • MD ( Muscle Dysmorphia)
    • excessive preoccupation with body size and muscularity
    • one subtype of BDD ( Body Dysmorphia Disorder)
  • 13. DSM IV CRITERIA Workout compulsion Compare your body to other men Drug use and abuse Wear layers of clothes Gym attendance over social life Worry about leaness
  • 14. Why MD?
    • 1) OCD  Obsessive/Compulsive
    • 2) Media Driven Images
    • 3) Feminism
    • 4) Threatened Masculinity
  • 15. Binge Eating Disorder May include dieting and highly selective patterned eating Often compulsive May be excessive Also may include varied patterns of rituals Binge eating Working out Binge eating
  • 16. Other eating disorders
    • Bulimia Nervosa
    • Vomiting?
    • Calorie counting?
    • Anorexia Nervosa
    • No restaurant attendance?
  • 17. Steroid Abuse
    • Appearance
    • BDD
  • 18. Threatened Masculinity
    • Peer group and mentors absent
    • No real tribe
    • Poor male parenting
    • Male identity
    • New expectations
    • The media
  • 19. What do we Accomplish today? Get Guys to talk about body image issues, how we feel and how we’ll deal!