Posts Tagged 'psychiatry for athletes'

Sports Psychiatry and the Female Athlete

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There is overwhelming evidence to support the concern that female athletes are much more likely to develop eating disorders than females who do not participate in sports. The occurrence is so common, in fact, there is a name for a condition in which eating disorders, Osteoporosis and amenorrhea are present: Female Athlete Triad Syndrome. An estimated 42% of female athletes competing in aesthetic sports (ballet, gymnastics, etc.) demonstrate disordered eating behaviors at some point in their lives.

Female athletes often feel ...

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How Many Athletes Could Use an Orange County Psychiatrist?

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Even before the completion of the recent Dallas Cowboys football stadium, the DFW has been well-known for its heavy investment in professional sports. It’s no surprise that the Metroplex is home to many pro players and countless high school and college athletes hoping to make it to the big time. The pressure to perform and the physical toughness required of athletes can take a serious mental toll. But athletes are expected to just suck it up ...

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