Sure, some do, but most of the ones I have known do not. Actually most of the people I know started working out as a way to build themselves up as a way of protecting themselves. Most had rough childhoods and body building not only gave them physical strength, but mental and emotional as well.
I know a couple that suffer from that ! They spend more time in front of the mirror making sure they are perfect than anything else. From what I've seen? I believe it !
I believe so, but I am biased against anyone who tries to change their bodies in unnatural ways
Yoga for life,
but only if you want to live longer.
I think so especially those who used steroids. I'm sure there are more healthy body builders nowadays who know the repercussions of using steroids.
Research seems to suggest that many physique athletes are affected by
body-image issues, so don't be afraid to voice any concerns you might
have. It's much better to seek help than stay silent. And, while it's
not uncommon to be self-conscious about your body, there's a fine line
when it comes to being obsessive or destructive.
Behavior is pretty much always "overdetermined" (---there's usually more than one reason for what we do whenever we do it).
I would hesitate to put a quantitative adjective on the percentage of any athlete who appears to exhibit an excessive amount of focus on his / her physical results.
"body dysmorphia disorder" is a specific diagnosis in the Diagnostic Standard Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
The following is from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_dysmorphic_disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), also known as body dysmorphia or dysmorphic syndrome, but originally termed dysmorphophobia, is a mental disorder characterized by an obsessive preoccupation that some aspect of one's own appearance is severely flawed and warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix it. In BUDD's delusional variant, the flaw is imagined. If the flaw is actual, its importance is severely exaggerated. Either way, one's thoughts about it are pervasive and intrusive, occupying up to several hours a day.