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What is the rate of incidence for muscle dysmorphia?

Many people with muscle dysmorphia don't seek treatment. Due to the cultural assumption that eating and body disorders are a "woman's issue," it is very possible that a large number of cases go unrecognized and unreported, and muscle dysmorphia is less well-known, researched, or recognized than anorexia nervosa or bulimia. Some research suggests that about 100,000 individuals in the world currently qualify as having muscle dysmorphia. It also appears that incidence rates are on the rise.

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