High school athletes are uniquely vulnerable to developing disordered eating. Athletes in general have a higher incidence of eating disorders than does the general population and over 90% of new eating disorders are diagnosed in individuals under 25 years of age. Even in sub-clinical eating disorders, the long-term health consequences can be dire. High school coaches and athletes are aware of eating disorders as a concept but do not regularly receive education of anorexia athletica, its signs and symptoms, and how to intervene in suspected cases. This project created a 10 min YouTube video that high school coaches and athletes can use to develop basic recognition and early intervention skills.
eating disorders, athletes, high school, college, sports, female athlete triad, anorexia
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Manning, William, "Preventing and Recognizing Anorexia Athletics - For Coaches and Athletes" (2015). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 62.