Exercise addiction – the emergence of a new disorder

Berczik, Krisztina and Griffiths, Mark and Szabó, Attila and Kurimay, Tamás and Kökönyei, Gyöngyi and Urbán, Róbert and Demetrovics, Zsolt (2014) Exercise addiction – the emergence of a new disorder. Australasian Epidemiologist, 21 (2). pp. 36-40. ISSN 1327-8835


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An optimal level of regular physical activity plays an important role in the maintenance of physical and mental health. However, excessive exercise in a minority of individuals can have adverse e!ects on health and lead to exercise addiction. Exercise addiction can be conceptualised as a behavioural addiction. The aim of this paper is to outline the current knowledge on the concept, epidemiology, aetiology, comorbidity, and possible interventions of exercise addiction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan
Depositing User: Dr. Zsolt Demetrovics
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 03:42
Last Modified: 22 May 2016 18:41

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