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eBook Disordered Eating Among Athletes : A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals ePub

by Katherine Beals

  • ISBN: 0736042199
  • Category: Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Katherine Beals
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 1 edition (April 12, 2004)
  • Pages: 264
  • ePub book: 1557 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1838 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. by. Katherine A. Beals.

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.

ISBN 13: 9780736042192. 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.

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Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

A total of three themes emerged: challenges to treatment seeking, feeling out of place, and coping with exercise transitions. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Beals, K. & Hill, A. K. (2006).

Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics. Beals, K. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism,16, 1-23. Brown, M. (2010, September).

Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2004.

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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On organization: While pitched for professionals, the book is no academic triathlon to read - while factual, it is highly accessible, and is an easy read (assuming you are the right audience for the material). As such, "Disordered Eating Among Athletes" would make a perfect textbook: each chapter begins with clear learning objectives that focus the reader's attention on the key points of the chapter; each chapter begins with a bird's eye view intro and zooms in on the specifics; each chapter ends with an integrating summary. The book is well illustrated and logical in its thematic presentation.

On content: Beals goes way beyond the regurgitations of the obvious - well beyond such all-too-familiar eating-disorder-among-athletes truism as that athletes-bulimics prefer to exercise to excess rather than to purge (since excessive exercise is a socially-sanctioned, role-congruent compensatory strategy for athletes). Beals - to repeat - goes well beyond that. Case in point: on page 24 she offers a 10 page table that summarizes studies on prevalence of eating disorders amongh athletes. This wealth of data works to set up a discussion of "thin-build sports" and reviews sport-specific factors that foster preoccupation pathogenic weight management.

In addition to covering such diagnostic eating disorder "staples" as anorexia and bulimia, Beals goes an extra narrative mile to do a nice job of diagnostic differentation of eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS) and offers a helpful discussion of subclinical eating disorder syndromes, such as Anorexia Athletica providing Sundgot-Borgen diagnostic criteria for this syndrome. In a similar vein, Beals offers coverage of Muscle Dysmporphia ("the 'new' male eating disorder?" she asks herself on p. 64) and differentiates it from Body Dysmorphia (see table on p. 65).

The book is exhaustive but not exhausting, authoritative but not dogmatic, it is both academic and practical (as the book offers both a scholarly discussion and numerous case studies); the book is multi-disciplinary as it offers a broad range of perspective (psychiatric, psychological, nutritional,sociological). The book is a practical resource as it offers more than a token discussion of treatment options and actually profiles successful eating disorder treatment programs. Beals offers a compendium of useful forms (e.g. contracts and release of confidential information that can be used by athletic departments for making referrals for treatment).

In sum, Beals' book is good for coaches and parents looking to get better at screening for disordered eating, it is useful for clinicians for looking to get better at assessing and intervention and case management, it is useful for health administrators to inform policy; the book is a ready-made textbook for healthcare professionals and sports administrators; and it is a good read for atheletes themselves as it offers a better understanding of the challenges of the modern-day athletics culture that tries to squeeze out the last bit of performance out of the "human machine." The book serves to remind us not to lose our mind in the pursuit of the bodily-athletic perfection. In short, this is a humanizing, normalizing, informative book on the subject.