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Muscle Dysmorphia

Classification: Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Eating Disorder

ICD-9-CM Code: N/A

ICD-10-CM Code: F45.22

Symptoms: The delusion or exaggerated belief that one’s own body is too small, too skinny, insufficiently muscular, or insufficiently lean.

Usual Onset: Early Adulthood

Comorbidity: Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use Disorder

Gender Ratio: Men > Women


  • Antidepressants (SSRIs)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family-Based Therapy

Synonyms: Bigorexia, megarexia, reverse anorexia


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