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    Jan 26, 2012 9:23 AM GMT




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    Jan 26, 2012 9:25 AM GMT
    im confused by this thread.

    so what if he put on muscle?

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    Jan 26, 2012 9:35 AM GMT
    ChangeofName saidim confused by this thread.

    so what if he put on muscle?



    I think the idea is that since he felt the need to put on muscle despite already looking nice and then having a comic in which he represents himself as small it means he still sees himself as small in real life and needs to try and buff up to not be so wimpy, and that he also hates his mother and possibly has some repressed memories due to alien abduction.

    May need a little more information to judge further, but it's also probably safe to assume that he wants secretly wants to be a woman.
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    Jan 26, 2012 9:59 AM GMT
    ChangeofName saidim confused by this thread.
    so what if he put on muscle?
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_dysmorphic_disorder
    and to quote him,
    "I’ve been told that because of my body dismorphia, I will never “feel” big enough. Though, I’m pretty sure that if I ever grew to 270-280lbs I’d be happy and done and just maintain."
    "I have very poor self-esteem and get really depressed because I’m unhappy with my body. Part of the therapy is owning my problem and being open about it…and it kind of helps."
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    Jan 26, 2012 10:05 AM GMT
    it would've helped if you actually quoted the artist before going on your rant on how he should be criticized for gaining weight [which frankly should be of no one's concern]. if it makes him happy then so be it.

    whats it to you?

    BDD-"The person complains of a defect in either one feature or several features of their body; or vaguely complains about their general appearance, which causes psychological distress that impairs either occupational or social functioning, or both."

    Apparently he's making a living off of it thru his comics. Wouldnt consider it a mental illness per se.
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    Jan 26, 2012 1:20 PM GMT
    I feel like this is the ugliest form of muscle. . .there's no definition, just big, marshmallowy looking marshmallow-ness.

    I have BDD, and I'm trying to find a particular picture of myself from a couple of years ago to give an idea of what I see, versus what everyone else sees.
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    Jan 26, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    haven't been diagnosed with anything, but I'm pretty sure I'll never be satisfied/happy no matter where my body is
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    Jan 26, 2012 1:36 PM GMT
    I don't think you can infer that he has BDD based on his representation of self in a comic.

    Our perception of ourselves is at best unreliable. In the same way that a person who lost a lot of weight might have difficulty seeing themselves as "thin" or even average; the reverse should also happen.

    I don't think changing in size, or having difficulty with this is a primary feature of BDD but of body image in general. In order to be diagnosed with BDD you have to go beyond that perceptive problem to how (if) this is harming this persons life, and what kind of impairment this is causing.

    So, for this guy if we had a back story of:

    I've always been unhappy with my body, and a few years ago I decided to change that but I'm still not happy with my results. I don't understand why people say I look good. I workout 5 days a week and eat 4,000 calories a day religiously. If I don't workout or don't get to eat 4,000 calories I get very upset and often take it out on my family, friends or myself.

    Then its time to start thinking about BDD. Even then its a poorly recognized disorder and has different health implications than anorexia, so more study is needed.

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    Jan 26, 2012 1:38 PM GMT
    People with BDD don't typically have pics of themselves on the internet in a jock strap.
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    Jan 26, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
    7Famark saidI feel like this is the ugliest form of muscle. . .there's no definition, just big, marshmallowy looking marshmallow-ness.

    I have BDD, and I'm trying to find a particular picture of myself from a couple of years ago to give an idea of what I see, versus what everyone else sees.

    Yeah, he just looks like a chunky bear to me, not really muscular. I prefer his original look.

    I may have a bit of BDD myself, in that I see myself one way in a mirror (younger & slimmer), and another way in photographs (the awful truth). And another very strange example I've written about here before:

    I was hoping to borrow my partner's dress watch for the evening, but afraid the band was gonna be too big for me, since his wrists were enormous and mine spindly. Imagine my shock when I couldn't make the clasp close.

    Confused, I asked him to put it on himself. It fit perfectly. So I tried again and the band was way too small to fit around my wrist. I made him go through the drill several times, totally shocked by this.

    I even had him put his wrist next to mine. It looked to me much thicker than my own wrist. But the watch band didn't lie, only my own eyes. And to this day many standard watch bands barely fit me, I have to get oversized ones. Yet as I'm sitting here my wrist looks to me like a child's.

    Yeah, BBD is an amazing thing, like those eye puzzles that trick you with the question of which line is longer, or which object bigger, when both are actually identical. So that I don't honestly know how I really look to others, except the bathroom scale tells me it's gotta be fat. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 26, 2012 1:46 PM GMT
    I have friends who are overly critical of themselves and one who is always asking me my opinion of his progress in the gym (he is straight... just values my opinion). I don't think these meet the criteria of BDD, but I can see when one might have the issue.
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    Jan 26, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    ChangeofName saidit would've helped if you actually quoted the artist before going on your rant on how he should be criticized for gaining weight [which frankly should be of nobodys concern]. if it makes him happy then so be it.

    whats it to you?
    did you even read the first line of the OP?
    I am asking if anybody else has dealt with this mental health issue.
    I didn't say he should be criticized.

    Jesus fucking christ people, READING COMPREHENSION IS NOT DIFFICULT.
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    Jan 26, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    Larkin saidPeople with BDD don't typically have pics of themselves on the internet in a jock strap.
    It's common that people with BDD are also (paradoxically) exhibitionists. It's a form of validation. People with BDD are extremely insecure and are always seeking outside input to reassure themselves on whatever their perceived deficit is.
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    Jan 26, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
    ChangeofName saidBDD-"The person complains of a defect in either one feature or several features of their body; or vaguely complains about their general appearance, which causes psychological distress that impairs either occupational or social functioning, or both."

    Apparently he's making a living off of it thru his comics. Wouldnt consider it a mental illness per se.
    and he has ADMITTED to having BDD.
    You're so fucking stupid. Learn to read or get the fuck out.
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    Jan 26, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    7Famark saidI have BDD, and I'm trying to find a particular picture of myself from a couple of years ago to give an idea of what I see, versus what everyone else sees.
    I understand that people with BDD or eating disorders have a skewed perception of themselves when they look in the mirror. Is it the same for photographs? For example, if somebody took a candid picture of you from behind (playing sports, for example), what is it like if you look at the photo without realizing at first that it's you?
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    Jan 26, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
    adam228 saidI don't think you can infer that he has BDD based on his representation of self in a comic.
    one guy who has confirmed that he has it

    one guy who has confirmed that he has it

    one guy who has confirmed that he has it

    who has confirmed that he has it

    confirmed that he has it

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    Jan 26, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
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    ChangeofName saidBDD-"The person complains of a defect in either one feature or several features of their body; or vaguely complains about their general appearance, which causes psychological distress that impairs either occupational or social functioning, or both."

    Apparently he's making a living off of it thru his comics. Wouldnt consider it a mental illness per se.
    and he has ADMITTED to having BDD.
    You're so fucking stupid. Learn to read or get the fuck out.


    LOL...

    he also acknowledges he has a problem. EVERYONE could technically have BDD jackass. It depends on the severity, and apparently he's sane enough to recognize the problem, and it DOESNT interfere with his ability to live his life.

    Look in the mirror before you call someone fucking stupid. I could have a field day with this, but in reality ur not even fuckin worth it.

    Ur not a clinical psychologist either. Sorry Clown College doesn't hand out those degrees.
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    Jan 26, 2012 7:03 PM GMT
    ChangeofName saidLOL...
    he also acknowledges he has a problem. EVERYONE could technically have BDD jackass. It depends on the severity, and apparently he's sane enough to recognize the problem, and it DOESNT interfere with his ability to live his life.
    Look in the mirror people you call someone fucking stupid. I could have a field day with this, but in reality ur not even fuckin worth it.
    Ur not a clinical psychologist either. Sorry Clown College doesn't hand out those degrees.
    He's diagnosed and goes to therapy for it.

    "...the stories about me having body dysmorphia are actually true. I have very poor self-esteem and get really depressed because I’m unhappy with my body. Part of the therapy is owning my problem and being open about it…and it kind of helps."

    Get the fuck out of my thread.
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    Jan 26, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    ok sugar tits.

    it's apparent ur jus jealous.

    consider urself blocked.
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    Jan 26, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    I bet if he did some cardio he'd be hot...

    But yeah, definitely better before. I feel like most gay men have a bit of BDD in them. I know I certainly do to a small extent. Except I don't just want to grow and grow and grow. It's just that I never feel like I'll be satisfied with my achievements.
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    Jan 26, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    I like him big and beefy.

    It's kinda how I want ym body to be honest. But maybe that's just me speaking out of being tired of being tiny, so I see the opposite as appealing.

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    Jan 26, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    Soccerstud4 saidhaven't been diagnosed with anything, but I'm pretty sure I'll never be satisfied/happy no matter where my body is


    Oh my gosh... you're only 19. Give your body some rest for growing in length all those years. It'll take time before your body is as manly as you feel.

    By the way I think you look awesome already and you will gain mass just by ageing a few years.
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    Jan 26, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    ChangeofName saidok sugar tits.
    it's apparent ur jus jealous.
    consider urself blocked.
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    Jan 26, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
    mizu5 saidI like him big and beefy.
    It's kinda how I want ym body to be honest. But maybe that's just me speaking out of being tired of being tiny, so I see the opposite as appealing.
    you be sexy as hell boo
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    Jan 26, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
    Larkin saidPeople with BDD don't typically have pics of themselves on the internet in a jock strap.


    This is probably part of his therapy. The quote posted was that it helps him to have it out in the open.

    His drawings are very telling: the other guys are so huge they don't even fit in the frame, they don't pay attention to him when he tries to join the conv assumedly because of his "lack of size", the other guys are just bodies to him, his conversations revolve only around getting big and buff, and, obviously, he sees himself as diminutive. So, not only is it affecting his physical self-image, it's affecting his social image as well.

    I've only known one guy who had this. He was 6' tall and about 250# of all muscle. yet, he thought he was skinnier than his 5'11" 150lb girlfriend. And seeing him back down from situations where normally a guy his size would dominate (i.e., fights in bars), was like seeing an elephant run from a mouse.