The Adonis Complex

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Januar 2002




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.


Harrison Pope is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. Katherine Phillips M.D., author of THE BROKEN MIRROR, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Brown University and Director of the Butler Hospital's Body Dysmorphic Programme. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., is a Clinical Fellow in Psychology at Harvard MEdical School.


William Pollack, Ph.D. author of "Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From The Myths Of Boyhood" Ten years after "The Beauty Myth" we finally understand the relationship between society's expectation of boys and men and how they think about their bodies.
EAN: 9780684869117
ISBN: 068486911X
Untertitel: How to Identify, Treat, and Prevent Body Obsession in Men and Boys. 1:B&W 5. 5 x 8. 5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Free Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2002
Seitenanzahl: 306 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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