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Exercise and Eating Disorders: Raising the bar in the treatment of over-exercise in people with AN

Edited by: Professor Caroline Meyer, Warwick University, Professor Stephen Touyz, University of Sydney and Professor Phillipa Hay, Western Sydney University.

Journal of Eating Disorders invites submissions to the new thematic series, "Exercise and Eating Disorders: Raising the bar in the treatment of over-exercise in people with AN".

Exercise is the neglected “Cinderella” of eating disorder phenomenology but is an important determinant of outcomes and  its restriction in treatments often strongly resisted and poorly understood. There is a need for more research to improve understanding of its assessment  and treatment. This call is for papers on all aspects of compulsive exercise in eating disorders  and especially those that address its management.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests.

  1. Content type: Research article

    For people with anorexia nervosa (AN), compulsive exercise is characterized by extreme concerns about the perceived negative consequences of stopping/reducing exercise, dysregulation of affect, and inflexible ...

    Authors: Sarah Young, Stephen Touyz, Caroline Meyer, Jon Arcelus, Paul Rhodes, Sloane Madden, Kathleen Pike, Evelyn Attia, Ross D. Crosby and Phillipa Hay

    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2018 6:2

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers are known to be under social-, personal-, and employment-related pressure to be and appear physically fit, and to use dangerous dieting and weight control practices...

    Authors: Zali Yager, Tonia Gray, Christina Curry and Siân A. McLean

    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2017 5:10

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