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Disordered Eating Among Athletes: A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals will increase your understanding of eating disorders among athletes and give you the practical information to manage athletes in need. The book synthesizes, integrates, and evaluates the latest research on disordered eating as it pertains to both male and female athletes.

Disordered Eating Among Athletes: A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals provides a wealth of both scientific research and practical application that will enable personal trainers, athletic trainers, and other health and fitness professionals to work with and counsel athletes with eating disorders. It presents an in-depth discussion of the etiology, identification, prevention, and management of eating disorders among athletes. The book gives athletic trainers, athletic administrators, and other professionals practical examples they can use to create their own successful eating disorder screening and prevention programs.

The book contains many features designed to help you learn about and treat eating disorders:

-An entire chapter devoted to profiling successful eating disorder treatment programs

-Numerous appendixes including case studies, educational resources about eating disorders, nutritional guidelines, and screening surveys

-Chapter objectives and chapter summariesThe book is divided into three parts. The first part provides an overview of disordered eating among athletes, including the psychopathology and etiology. The second part illustrates the effects of disordered eating on the health and performance of the athlete. The third part covers identification, prevention, treatment, and management of disordered eating in athletes.

Providing current research and an emphasis on practical application, Disordered Eating Among Athletes: A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals is the ideal resource for the health, fitness, and sports professional seeking information and guidance in managing disordered eating in athletes.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Brent S.E. Rich, M.D., ATC (University Sports Medicine)
Description: This book attempts to provide health professionals with a "one-reference" guide to the nuances of disordered eating. It accomplishes that goal in providing an exceptional reference to this difficult topic.
Purpose: The purpose is to define the various conditions of disordered eating, update scientific references, provide treatment recommendations, and supply questionnaires and screening instruments that health professionals may use and modify for their own treatment and interaction with eating disorder patients. The book accomplishes these objectives.
Audience: The book is written for health professionals who work with eating disorder clients. It can be used by athletic trainers, nutritionists, psychologists, physicians, or any other sports medicine specialists. The author is a profession of nutrition and has worked at the intercollegiate level. She is a registered dietitian and a competitive athlete. She belongs to a number of recognized organizations and is highly qualified in this field.
Features: The author defines the various disordered eating entities, explains the effects that they have on the individual, and reports treatment recommendations. I was especially impressed with the inclusion of questionnaires, screening instruments and other assessment tools that have been successful in other settings. This enables the reader to use those resources. Case studies are included to validate her examples.
Assessment: I was impressed with the quality of the book. It provides a great resource to those who treat and interact with individuals with disordered eating. Though geared towards athletes, the concepts can be adapted to anyone with eating disorders. There is some overlap of ideas in the various chapters that makes for repetition, but it seems reasonable when viewed in a comprehensive fashion. This is a valuable resource for any health professional who treats this difficult patient population.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736042192
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/12/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,112,570
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Beals, PhD, RD, is an associate professor of nutrition in the department of family and consumer sciences at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. For more than 10 years she has been providing nutritional counseling to athletes and active individuals suffering from eating disorders. Dr. Beals has authored numerous articles on disordered eating in athletes and frequently presents on the subject. A competitive athlete for over 20 years in distance running, swimming, and triathlons, Dr. Beals has seen disordered eating firsthand in both teammates and competitors.

Dr. Beals is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) and the American Dietetic Association (ADA). She serves as a nutritional consultant to the intercollegiate athletic program at Ball State University and is a member of and sports nutrition editor for the Sports, Cardiovascular, Wellness, and Eating Disorder practice group of the ADA.

Dr. Beals earned her PhD in exercise and wellness from Arizona State University. She is also a registered dietitian.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Nature and Scope of Disordered Eating Among Athletes
Chapter 1. Disordered Eating Categories and Their Application to Athletes
Chapter 2. Prevalence of Disordered Eating Among Athletes
Chapter 3. Etiology of Disordered Eating in Athletes
Chapter 4. Disordered Eating in Male Athletes

Part II: Effects of Disordered Eating
Chapter 5. Effects of Disordered Eating on Performance
Chapter 6. Effects of Disordered Eating on Health

Part III: Managing Disordered Eating in Athletes
Chapter 7. Prevention of Disordered Eating in Athletes
Chapter 8. Identification of Disordered Eating in Athletes
Chapter 9. Treatment Considerations for Athletes With Disordered Eating
Chapter 10. Management of Athletes With Disordered Eating
Chapter 11. Successful Eating Disorder Screening, Prevention, and Treatment Programs for Athletes

Appendix A. Disordered Eating Case Studies
Appendix B. Disordered Eating Assessment
Appendix C. Educational Resources
Appendix D. High-Carbohydrate, Low-Fat Food Choices
Appendix E. Eating Disorder Screening Questionnaires
Appendix F. Sample Preparticipation Screening Instruments
Appendix G. Sample Student-Athlete Contracts and Medical Release Authorizations

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