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Eating Disorders in Athletes


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Foreword by Mark Andersen About the author Introduction: relationship between sport, society, and eating disorders 1 Good eating habits in sport 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Balanced diet in sport 1.3 Nutritional required by humans and athletes 1.4 The need for ergogenic aids 1.5 Nutritional information for athletes 1.6 Conclusions 2 The importance of weight in some sports. 2.1 Introduction 2.2 High-risk sports 2.3 Weight-loss methods in sport 2.4 The difference between ?real weight?, ?ideal weight? and ?sports weight? 2.5. Conclusions 3 Eating disorders and the athlete?s environment 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Pressures in the athlete?s environment 3.3 The prevention of eating disorders in sport 3.4 Conclusions 4 Diagnosis and assessment of eating disorders in sport 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Diagnostic criteria for eating disorders in sport 4.3 Methods for diagnosing eating disorders in sport 4.4 Conclusions 5 Eating disorders in different sports 5.1 Introduction 5.2 The aetiology of eating disorders in sport 5.3 Research into eating disorders in ?high-risk? sports 5.4 Eating disorders symptoms: the sporting discipline and gender 5.5 Conclusions 6 Treating eating disorders in sport 6.1 Introduction 6.2 The treatment regime 6.3 The treatment steps 6.4 Types of treatment 6.5 Conclusions 7 Cyberpsychology and eating disorders in sport 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Psychology and new technologies: cyberpsychology 7.3 Cyber-sport-psychology and eating disorders 7.4 The Internet: information about eating disorders in sport 7.5 On-line diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in sport 7.6 Conclusions 8 Case studies in high-risk sports 8.1 Introduction 8.2 A case study of eating disorders in athletics 8.3 A case of eating disorders in taekwondo 8.4 A case of eating disorders in gymnastics 8.5 A case of eating disorders in aerobics 8.6 Sport: a solution to combat anorexia 8.7 Conclusions References Index

About the Author

Joaquin Dosil, PhD, is a professor at teh Univesity o Vigo in north-west Spain and head of the doctoral course: 'Current perspectives of physical activity and sport psychology'. He is a foundation member and the former President of the Ibero-American Society of Sport Psychology (SIPD). Dosil is the Director of a Sport Psychology Unit in Santiago de Compostela, where he attends athletes and sport teams from various modalities and levels. He has authored or edited 12 books with the most recent being. The Sport Psychologist's Handbook: A guide for Sport-Specific Performance Enhancement, and published over 60 articles and chapters in Spanish. He frequently participates as a lecturer in International and National Congresses, Masters and Doctoral Degree programmes. Dosil is also an avid runner, specializing in distance events, particularly the half-marathon.

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