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“The Adonis Complex” ROBERT OLIVARDIA

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The Body Beautiful ideal induces feelings of inadequacy not only among women and girls, but, also increasingly, among men and boys. Drawing upon clinical work, research, Olivardia suggests that a growing numbers of males are exhibiting compulsive behaviors, chronic depressions, eating disorders, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and are engaging in the use of dangerous steroids and "supplements" to assuage their feelings of inadequacy.

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