Adonis Complex: How to Identify, Treat and Prevent Body Obsession in Men and Boys

Adonis Complex: How to Identify, Treat and Prevent Body Obsession in Men and Boys

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Adonis Complex: How to Identify, Treat and Prevent Body Obsession in Men and Boys by Harrison G. Pope Jr., Roberto Olivardia, Katherine A. Phillips

A HEALTH CRISIS THAT STRIKES MEN OF ALL AGES
Trying everything from compulsive weight lifting to steroids, more and more boys and men are taking the quest for physical perfection beyond the bounds of normal behavior. The Adonis Complex — the groundbreaking book that first gave a name to this phenomenon and sparked nationwide interest in the subject — identifies for the first time the symptoms and warning signs of this dangerous problem, including:

  • An obsession with exercise, sometimes to the exclusion of all other activities
  • Binge eating, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia
  • The abuse of steroids, muscle-building supplements, and diet aids

But perhaps more important, it offers readers an explanation of the underlying causes of the Adonis complex, together with hands-on advice for those who have experienced body obsessions themselves, or who see these problems in a boy or man they love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684869117
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 840,782
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Harrison G. Pope, Jr., M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory at McLean Hospital. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

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