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What are the symptoms of muscle dysmorphia?

People with muscle dysmorphia display an abnormal preoccupation with looking muscular. In order to obtain a more muscular appearance, some people may attempt to lose what they perceive as excess fat, while others attempt to "bulk up" by gaining a lot of muscle mass. You may notice someone with this condition looking in the mirror, lifting weights, or dieting more than you consider normal. They may become very agitated or worried if they miss a work-out session and may miss social or family engagements in order to work out.

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