The Stigma of Mental Illness in Athletics.- Screening for Mental Health Conditions in Athletes.- Depression in Athletes: Incidence, Prevalence, and Comparisons to the Non-Athletic Population.- Suicide in Athletes: Are Athletes at Greater Risk?- Managing Psychiatric Disorders in Athletes.- ADHD in Athletes: Treatment and Considerations for Competition.- Risk-Taking Behaviors in Athletes.- The Psychological Response to Injury.- Substance Abuse and Sport.- Coping with Doping: PEDs in the Athletic Culture.- The Female Athlete Triad and Relative Energy Deficiencies in Athletes.- The Mental Health Manifestations of Concussion.- Bullying and Hazing in Athletic Culture.- The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health.- Mental Health in the Pediatric Athlete.- Exercise Addiction.- The Cellular and Physiological Basis of Behavioral Health: Basic and Translational Research.- An Update on Translational Research: The Brain and Behavior Relationship.- Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Mental Health in Athletes.- Mindfulness Approaches to Athlete Well-Being.- Administrating Mental Health: Societal, Coaching, and Legislative Approaches to Mental Health.- Sports Psychology Demystified: Performance Versus Clinical Psychology - What's the Difference and Why Does It Matter?- Exercise as a Prescription for Mental Health.
This unique book provides a practical framework for and coverage of a broad range of mental health concerns applicable to the care of athletes, including depression, suicide, mood disorders, substance abuse and risk-taking behaviors. To this end, it presents content relevant to the care of athletes, including doping and the use of performance-enhancing drugs, the mental health impact of concussion, bullying and hazing, the impact of social media and exercise addiction, among other pertinent topics. Current basic and translational research on behavioral health and the relationship of brain to behavior are reviewed, and current treatment approaches, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological (including mindfulness training), are considered.
This practical resource targets the stigma of mental in athletes in order to overcome barriers to care by presenting a definitive perspective of current concepts in the mental health care of athletes, provided by experts in the field and targeting sports medicine providers, mental health providers and primary care physicians involved in the direct care of recreational and competitive athletes at all levels.
Eugene Hong MD CAQSM FAAFP FAMSSM, Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Department of Orthopaedics, Chief Physician Executive, MUSC Physicians and MUSC Health, Medical University College of Medicine, Charleston, SC, USA
Ashwin L. Rao, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Program Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA