The role of the coach.
Be sure to identify the athletes who may be at risk for disordered eating and the trigger factors that are associated with the problem. If an athlete is showing signs and symptoms of disordered eating, refer them to a medical professional that is trained or specializes in disordered eating in adolescents.
A serious psychological disorder that includes the following behavioral characteristics:
Characterized by the binging on food in gross quantities followed by vomiting or use of laxatives or diuretics. Bodyweight may be underweight, overweight, or normal. Bulimia nervosa includes the following behavioral characteristics:
This condition is specific to athletes and is similar to anorexia nervosa, but without the self-starvation. Athletes with this condition will display all of the following characteristics:
These athletes will also display one or more of the following:
“Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified” includes disorders that are not categorized and are less severe. Athletes with EDNOS will display the following characteristics:
This is serious condition that involves three inter-related conditions. These are serious, but preventable.