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Author Dosil, Joaquín.

Title Eating disorders in athletes / Joaquín Dosil
Published Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2008]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.1968526 Dos/Edi  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Good eating habits in sport -- The importance of weight in some sports -- Eating disorders and the athlete's environment -- Diagnosis and assessment of eating disorders in sport -- Eating disorders in different sports -- Treating eating disorders in sport -- Cyberpsychology and eating disorders in sport -- Case studies in high-risk sports
Summary "For many years it was supposed that eating disorders and pathogenic weight control behaviours were the sole preserve of those athletes participating in the aesthetic and weight division sports. However, more recent research has shown that there are increasing instances of the problem across a wide range of sports and, in addition, the sport environment's emphasis on body size, shape, and weight may place athletes at higher risk of developing eating disorders."
"This comprehensive, up-to-date book presents the latest research and applied practice to address all of the key issues relating to sport and eating disorders. The book begins by looking at the underlying factors behind the development of disordered eating. It goes on to consider evaluation, diagnosis and treatment across a wide range of sports, and assesses the various types of treatment available and the practicalities of implementing treatment programmes. A whole chapter is devoted to the role of the internet, both as a source of information and of possible treatment, for athletes with these disorders. The final chapter provides four practical examples and case studies of disordered eating in high-risk sports."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Eating disorders.
Athletes -- Nutrition.
Athletes -- Mental health.
Sports medicine.
Feeding and Eating Disorders.
Sports -- psychology.
Sports Medicine.
LC no. 2007041617
ISBN 9780470011690 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780470011706 (paperback: alk. paper)