“Try working at being so assured with who you are that you don’t care if others look up to you, because you’re being you – and that’s okay.”
George suffered for a long time with a form of BDD known as muscle dysmorphia, muscle dysmorphic disorder or “bigorexia”. The condition, which he calls “muscularity-oriented issues”, brings its own challenges in terms of social stigma as well as diagnosis and treatment. George shares his lived experience, dips into the huge amount of knowledge he’s gained and explains why he’s made it his life’s work to raise awareness and improve treatment of these issues.
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