Diagnosis of the female athlete triad was first noted by the American College of Sports Medicine. ACSM monitors trends and developments in amateur and professional sports. They noted that female athletes were prone to developing these three conditions together. Many colleges specifically train coaches and athletic trainers to recognize the signs and symptoms of the female athlete triad. This allows for earlier treatment before too much irreversible damage is done. Because the causes include body dysmorphia, it may be difficult for athletes to recognize that they have developed this syndrome without outside intervention from coaches and trainers they believe they can trust.
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