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What Coaches Need to Know About Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorder happens very common in athletes. Nowadays, coaches are being sent to school to gain knowledge about eating disorders. In this article, Bergstrom offers these insights to coaches such as teaching athletes about health, how advise their athletes to accept their failure, and how to fulfill their satisfaction. Besides, the National Association of Eating Disorders gave the list of disorder warning signs. According to Dr Thompson, there are three major forms of eating disorders : Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, and Binge-eating disorder. Based on this NEDA has suggested coach to prepare them good communication to their athletes if their have their symptoms.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers say that the more competitive and successful athletes are the more likely it is that they also have an eating disorder.
  • Coaches and athletes are not very knowledgeable when it comes to eating disorders.
  • It’s imperative that coaches start receiving training in spotting the warning signs of eating disorders.

“Losing star players can be a huge setback for a team, so understanding the health risks of eating disorders is critical.”

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