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Exercise dependence and quality of life: sense-making among individuals with eating disorders

Calvert, Susan; Miller, Paul K.;
Open Access English
  • Country: Bolivia
Abstract
Background: Excessive exercise is identified in the DSM-V as a common symptom of both anorexia and bulimia, with up to 85% of eating disordered patients engaging in compulsive physical activity. Excessive exercise can further compromise both physical and psychological health, and individuals often risk social isolation. It has also been demonstrated that individuals with eating disorders who engage in compulsive exercise have worse outcomes and require longer hospitalisation making it an important factor in the development and maintenance of eating disorders. Although research has started to define compulsive exercise including the factors that contribute to its...
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free text keywords: Z267, Z41, Z417, Z724
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