2013
DOI: 10.1590/s1517-86922013000500009
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Abstract: Introduction: Currently, good appearance is a synonym to success, health and determination. So as to, the modern society overwhelms the individuals to follow beauty stereotypes. The heritage of this capitalist and selfish society is the psychological appearance disorders and the psychological dependence associated with them. Among these, we can mention vigorexy and exercise dependence. Objectives: I) to compare vigorexy levels and exercise dependence among gym goers and bodybuilders, II) to correlate the varia… Show more

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“…There are some diseases more acknowledged and shared by media, characterized as eating disorder, but, actually, they are all derived from a primary BDD and ultimately evolve with very own traits which make easier to diagnose and to treat them. Anorexia, bulimia, and vigorexia are examples of such case [75][76][77]. In anorexia, BDD gets evident regarding body weight, in which case the patient's self-image is distorted and the person imagines herself/himself with lots more weight than actually has.…”
Section: Prevalence Comorbidities Influencing Factors and Associatmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…There are some diseases more acknowledged and shared by media, characterized as eating disorder, but, actually, they are all derived from a primary BDD and ultimately evolve with very own traits which make easier to diagnose and to treat them. Anorexia, bulimia, and vigorexia are examples of such case [75][76][77]. In anorexia, BDD gets evident regarding body weight, in which case the patient's self-image is distorted and the person imagines herself/himself with lots more weight than actually has.…”
Section: Prevalence Comorbidities Influencing Factors and Associatmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Patient's self-image is small and weak, which makes the person eat and exercise compulsively, trying to get the maximum of possible muscle mass that one can reach, frequently using steroids to get bigger enough. There is a condition called plasticomania too, in which BDD is evident in one or multiple areas of the body, and the patient do not hesitate to undergo several plastic surgeries, trying to solve the frustration [76,78,79].…”
Section: Prevalence Comorbidities Influencing Factors and Associatmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Soler et al (2013) estudaram a relação da vigorexia (transtorno psíquico da aparência) e a dependência de exercício físico em frequentadores de academia e fisiculturistas e encontraram que a duração de uma sessão de treino se correlaciona positivamente com a dependência do exercício, e que os grupos considerados dependentes revelam níveis superiores de vigorexia, sendo mais comum em fisiculturistas.…”
Section: Transtornos Alimentares Em Fisiculturistas Temas Livresunclassified
“…Soler,et al (2013) argues that an increase in tolerance intensity, or the exercise session time is related to training frequently. Carvalho (2011) stated in their research that practitioners who attend the gym more than three times a week were happier people.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%