Rates of body dissatisfaction among males are approaching similar rates to that among females.
Due to it being far more complex than it is in women, body dissatisfaction among men is less likely to be identified. While females generally pursue thinness, men desire mesomorphic proportions; combining the drive for thinness/leanness as well as the drive for muscularity.
Increasingly more men are resorting to complex and dangerous strategies to achieve body ideals with the current rates reported to exceed those of anorexia or bulimia. Although it is not commonly recognised or identified, there is help available.
If you, or someone you know, seems to be experiencing body dissatisfaction to a degree that interferes with physical or emotional health, seek help from a health practitioner with expertise on the topic.
To get support in addressing body-image concerns of your own or a loved ones,