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Is exercise addiction considered part of an eating disorder? - Psychology Questions

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I know that people often go to extremes with exercise in the same way others try to control their weight with diet.  Is exercise addition classified as an eating disorder or are there other ways to classify it?  Are there any treatments that work well to treat it?

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Hi ♫

Eating disorders are ' eating ' disorders, they are  the symptom that something is wrong in the personality ( anxiety, depression, neurosis etc..). However someone who has a eating disorder ( bulimia / anorexia) can have an exercise addiction at the same time.

Eating disorders / addictions can be fixed with a Psychoanalyst. By letting this person talk like he(r) want to, he / her will help to understand why the person has these symptoms and thus, that could be cured.

Have a nice day

Catherine ( experience )

Ps : exercise addiction is a symptom as well ...

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