Exercise addiction: symptoms, diagnosis, epidemiology, and etiology

Berczik, Krisztina and Szabó, Attila and Griffiths, Mark D. and Kurimay, Tamás and Kun, Bernadette and Urbán, Róbert and Demetrovics, Zsolt (2012) Exercise addiction: symptoms, diagnosis, epidemiology, and etiology. SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE, 47 (4). pp. 403-417. ISSN 1082-6084

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Regular physical activity plays a crucial role in health maintenance and disease prevention. However, excessive exercise has the potential to have adverse effects on both physical and mental health. The scholastic and empirical discussion of excessive physical activity focuses on obsessive and compulsive exercising, and uses several labels. However, in this review, we argue that the most appropriate term for this phenomenon is exercise addiction, emphasizing that excessive physical exercise fits the typical and most common characteristics of behavioral addictions. The aim of this review is to synthesize the current knowledge on symptomology, diagnosis, epidemiology, and etiology of exercise addiction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 08:18
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2017 08:18

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