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 Website contains the following pages

    • Statistics
    • Male and female athletes: different risk factors
    • Wrestlers and quick weight loss: dangerous practices
    • 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 effective
    • Coaches and trainers should be included on the treatment team
    • Issues affecting participation in athletic events must be addressed