Athletes with eating disorders

High achieving, competitive people who
base their self-worth on performance excellence and winning seem
to be at higher risk of developing eating disorders than mellow
couch potatoes.

This section of the ANRED web site contains
the following pages

    • Statistics
    • Male and female athletes: different risk
    • Wrestlers and quick weight loss: dangerous
    • Differences between female athletes and
      non-athletes with anorexia nervosa
    • Differences between female athletes and
      non-athletes with bulimia nervosa

    • Obligatory exercise is sometimes called
      compulsive exercise or anorexia athletica
    • Athletes and people preoccupied with fitness
      can develop this obsessive compulsion
    • A challenge that puts coaches and trainers
      in a difficult situation

    •  Background and practical tips on
      how to proceed

    • Usually a team approach seems is the most
    • Coaches and trainers should be included
      on the treatment team
    • Issues affecting participation in athletic
      events must be addressed