Sky news interviews George Mycock about his experiences with the condition as well as Dr Rob Willson for his expert opinion.
The article shares the recent statistic that a third of young British men say they need to change their appearance because of the “picture perfect culture” on social media. A survey of more than 2,000 people by health and fitness company Origym also found that it was affecting the mental health of one in 10 of them.
Dr Rob Willson from the Body Dysmorphic Foundation said: “There’s lots of pressure from social media to try to conform to certain stereotypes of an idealised beauty and particularly in men.
George Mycock discusses the impact that social media had on his muscle dysmorphia: “I think it does play a huge part – it’s very easy to get engrossed in an echo chamber, you follow the people who agree with your extreme thoughts and they show you more extreme thoughts and it starts spiralling out of control,” he said.