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Exercise (Activity) Disorder Jessica Fraser Heather Klassen Sherri Revives NUFS 124 March 10, 2010
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What is it? Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) “intense exercising to control shape or weight on average at least five days a week.” e DSM-IV “significantly interferes with important activities, occurs at inappropriate times or in inappropriate settings, or continues despite injury or other medical complications” e Current Studies (Grave et al., 2009;Mond et al.,2008) Intense guilt when exercise is postponed influence weight or shape
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Theories Social Theory Ordinary behavior compulsion Positive negative e Endorphin Theory Exercise creates endorphins Need to exercise more to “feel better” e Study on college students (Guidi et al., 2009) Men: greater satisfaction with life & lower levels of depression and anxiety Women: withdrawal symptoms & use exercise to prevent negative affects
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Features, Signs, and Symptoms Uncomfortable with rest/relaxation e Feel panic when unable to work out e Exercising when sick or injured e Exercise is needed to “feel better” e Exercise is #1 priority e Over exercising symptoms e Anorexia Nervosa/ Bulimia symptoms
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Who is at risk? Anorexia Nervosa/Bulimia Nervosa e Obsessive-compulsive /Addictive personality e Perfectionists e High general psychological distress e Males e College Students
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Diagnosis (Mond et al.,2008) Difficult to diagnose, especially in competitive athletes e How much is TOO much?
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