Murray, SB and Griffiths, S and Mitchison, D and Mond, JM, The transition from thinness-oriented to muscularity-oriented disordered eating in adolescent males: a clinical observation, Journal of Adolescent Health, 60, (3) pp. 353-355. ISSN 1054-139X (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]
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Purpose: Robust empirical evidence has illustrated a rising prevalence of body dissatisfaction and disordered eating among males, noting that both may be oriented more toward muscularity - as opposed to thinness-oriented concerns. While an elevated prevalence of premorbid anorexia nervosa (AN) has been noted among those with muscle dysmorphia, little evidence has examined the process of this transition from thinness-oriented to muscularity-oriented disordered eating.
Methods: This clinical observation presents a case of AN in an adolescent male, whose symptom presentation transitioned during the course of treatment for AN, into more muscularity-oriented disordered eating.
Results: Despite the core body image disturbance and disordered eating behaviors being retained, the behavioral expression of muscularity-oriented disordered eating was difficult to detect during treatment for AN, and he was discharged from treatment as his muscularity-oriented disordered eating escalated.
Conclusions: Transdiagnostic crossover between thinness-oriented and muscularity-oriented disordered eating represents an important clinical concern, which may be challenging to measure and assess. Implications for treatment are discussed, and the early detection of muscularity-oriented disordered eating.
|Item Type:||Contribution to Refereed Journal|
|Keywords:||muscle dysmorphia, anorexia nervosa, muscularity-oriented disordered eating, male eating disorders|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public Health and Health Services|
|Research Field:||Mental Health|
|Objective Group:||Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)|
|Objective Field:||Mental Health|
|UTAS Author:||Mond, JM (Dr Jon Mond)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||13|
|Deposited By:||Centre for Rural Health|
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