While muscle dysmorphia, the ‘male’ eating disorder – is not really male, a disproportionate number of men are impacted by it. Researcher Scott Griffiths argues that eating disorders are moving targets, due to constantly changing cultural influences and that the increasing focus on muscularity has led to an rise of men with muscle dysmorphia.
Scott Griffiths is a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He researches eating and body image disorders, including muscle dysmorphia, anorexia nervosa, body dysmorphic disorder, anabolic steroids, and the contributions that masculinity, femininity, and stigma make to these. Scott’s research has attracted multiple awards and distinctions, including from the Australian Academy of Science, the Society for Mental Health Research, the North American and Australian and New Zealand Academies for Eating Disorders, and the University of Sydney.