Eating Disorders in Sport (Hardcover)

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Eating Disorders in Sport (Hardcover)

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Over the past fifteen years, there has been a great increase in the knowledge of eating disorders in sport and effective means of treatment. In this book, the authors draw on their extensive clinical experience to discuss how to identify, manage, treat, and prevent eating disorders in sport participants. They begin by examining the clinical conditions related to eating problems, including descriptions of specific disorders and a review of the relevant literature. Special attention is given to the specific gender and sport-related factors that can negatively influence the eating habits of athletes.

The second half of the book discusses identification of participants with disordered eating by reviewing symptoms and how they manifest in sport; management issues for sport personnel, coaches, athletic trainers, and healthcare professionals; treatment; and medical considerations, such as the use of psychotropic medications. A list of useful resources is included in an appendix, as well as a glossary of important terms.

Ron A. Thompson and Roberta Trattner Sherman are psychologists in private practice in Indiana, USA. They have worked with sport groups such as the IOC Medical Commission and the NCAA regarding eating disorders among athletes.
Product Details ISBN: 9780415998369
ISBN-10: 0415998360
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: January 1st, 2010
Pages: 300
Language: English