The article you requested is
J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58:361 [letter]
Copyright 1997 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
To view this item, select one of the options below.
Purchase this PDF for $30
If you are not a paid subscriber, you may purchase the PDF.
(You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
Receive immediate full-text access to JCP. You can subscribe to JCP online-only ($129) or print + online ($166 individual).
- Celebrate JCP's 75th Anniversary with a special online-only subscription price of $75.
If you are a paid subscriber to JCP and do not yet have a username and password, activate your subscription now.
As a paid subscriber who has activated your subscription, you have access to the HTML and PDF versions of this item.
Still can't log in? Contact the Circulation Department at 1-800-489-1001 x4 or send an email
Letter to the Editor
Sir: Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a preoccupation with
an imagined or slight defect in appearance, is receiving increasing
clinical and research attention. Although most individuals
with BDD are preoccupied with a particular body part (e.g.,
nose, skin, hair), some are preoccupied with their entire body,
thinking it is too small and insufficiently muscular. This concern—
sometimes colloquially referred to as bigarexia by body
builders and previously termed reverse anorexia in the literature—
is perhaps more accurately called muscle dysmorphia.