Title

The Optimum Performance Programme in Sports: A Case of Bulimia Nervosa in a Lean Sport Athlete

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

1-14-2019

Publication Title

Mental Health and Well-being Interventions in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice

Publisher

Routledge

Publisher Location

London, UK

First page number:

9

Last page number:

30

Abstract

This chapter describes a controlled implementation of The Optimum Performance Programme in Sports in a lean sport athlete demonstrating eating disorder pathology who previously rejected a campus-based psychological intervention programme. More research has confirmed that lean sport athletes evidence higher instances of eating disorders than other sport athletes and non-athletes. Unfortunately, there are no known standardised and evidence-supported interventions designed to treat eating disorders in athlete populations specifically. The chapter illustrates a case example to provide an empirically supported framework for which to successfully address eating disorder pathology in collegiate athletes. It explains procedures for cultural adaptations, assessments by an independent assessor, and symptom improvements at post- and follow-up assessment points. The chapter discusses recommendations for enhancing college campus-based psychological intervention adapted for athlete populations in light of the strong results, including methods of enhancing college campus-based psychological intervention to better fit the culture of sport.

Disciplines

Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychology of Movement

Language

English

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