A coach's guide to identifying and helping athletes with eating disorders

About this resource

The purpose of this article is to help coaches identify eating disorders among athletes and to recommend strategies for helping athletes return to peak performance health. Specifically we address why some athletes may be more vulnerable to developing eating disorders and how to detect signs and symptoms of eating disorders. Because this article is geared toward individuals who may be considered “first responders” when it comes to identifying and engaging athletes with eating disorders we have provided referral strategies and tools for the management of eating disorders in sport.

AuthorSelby, Christine L. B. & Reel, Justine J.
JournalJournal of Sport Psychology in Action
Volume2(2):100-112
Year2011

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