1st Edition

Compulsive Exercise And The Eating Disorders
Toward An Integrated Theory Of Activity

ISBN 9781138004870
Published July 16, 2015 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

The author examines the linkages and similarities between compulsive athletics and eating disorders, and proposes that they are different manifestations of a single condition: the activity disorder.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments, PART I . Clinical Issues, 1. Independent Activity: Exercise and Diet, 2. Historical and Cultural Perspectives, 3. Obligatory Running, 4. Obligatory Running and the Eating Disorders, 5. From Gymnastics to Bodybuilding, PART II. Theoretical Overview, 6. Biological Theory, 7. Psychological Theory, 8. Analytic Theory, PART III. A Theory of Activity, 9. Intrapsychic Functions of Activity, 10. Adapting to Expectations, 11. Becoming Independent, 12. The Body, 13. Risk Factors, 14. Narcissism, 15. Relationship to Other Conditions, 16. Therapy for the Activity Disorders, 17. Toward an Integrated Theory, References, Author Index, Subject Index

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Alayne Yates, M.D.