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What's the treatment for compulsive exercise?

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy (a form of psychotherapy that involves examining faulty attitudes and beliefs about yourself) and, sometimes, medicines that treat compulsive behaviors can be useful strategies to help manage compulsive or addictive exercise behavior.

SOURCES:

Frisch, R. 1980.  New England Journal of Medicine,

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. 

National Eating Disorders Association.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Frisch, R. 1980.  New England Journal of Medicine,

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. 

National Eating Disorders Association.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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