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How Sports Psychiatry Benefits Athletes

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Sports psychiatry, a relatively new subspecialty in the psychiatry field, emphasizes treating mental illness in athletes. The mental illness may be brought on by sports, by the use of steroids or by stressors related to the sport the athlete plays. While enhancing the athlete’s performance is not a goal of sports psychiatry, it may produce that outcome.

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Repeated Blows To The Head In Sports Can Cause Brain Changes

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newport beach sports psychiatryAs this year’s football season draws closer to its end, professional players will get a chance to rest and recuperate for awhile. Unfortunately, they may not be the same as they were when the season started. A new study shows that repeated blows to the head during a season of contact sports may cause changes in the brain’s white matter that ...

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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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