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For professionals and others involved in sports who want to better understand the innermost lives of athletes and to treat the complex problems that can arise from competition, this book provides both invaluable guiding principles and treatment specifics.For mental health professionals, sports medicine specialists, physicians, coaches, and other sports enthusiasts, Sport Psychiatry: Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive framework for understanding the psychological challenges and pitfalls of being an athlete. From Little League to the Olympics, it tracks the lives of athletes: their biopsychosocial development, family issues, drug use and abuse, mental disorders, performance issues, and treatment for these problems.
These essays unfold basic ideas about the athlete's mind, body, and social roles. In the telling, they reveal the psychological process of becoming an athlete, the complex interactions of endocrine systems during training and competition, and the perils for the psyche of an athletic career. Such perils include some of the fundamental clinical phenomena of sport psychiatry: the variety of mental illnesses among athletes, the abuse of drugs (including performance-enhancing ones), the problems endemic to youth sports, and the common difficulties encountered by athletes in training and competition, such as choking and slump. In response to these challenges, Sport Psychiatry: Theory and Practice explains how the basic evaluation and treatment modalities of psychiatry, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, family therapy, and group therapy, are adapted to the athletic context in sport psychiatry.
Present a biopsychosocial matrix of the athlete; common men- tal health issues; drug abuse; therapeutic approaches.
|Introduction: The Origins and Aims of Sport Psychiatry|
|I||The Biopsychosocial Matrix|
|1||The Psychologic Development of the Athlete||1|
|2||The Psychobiology of Athletic Training||22|
|3||The Athlete's Role||45|
|4||Mental Illness in Athletes||61|
|5||The Psychopathology of Everyday Athletic Life||82|
|6||The Dilemma of Youth Sports||93|
|7||Substance Abuse and Athletes||110|
|8||Athletes' Use of Performance-Enhancing Drugs||142|
|9||The Sport Psychiatry Examination||159|
|10||Psychotherapy with the Performing Athlete||191|
|11||Family Systems-Based Treatment of the Athlete Family||206|
|12||Psychiatric Consultation to Athletic Teams||229|
|13||Psychopharmacology in Athletes||249|