Sports Psychiatry

Paperback | April 12, 2016

EditorAlan Currie, Bruce Owen

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Psychiatric conditions of all kinds can present in sporting populations due to the high intensity physical effort, competition and anxiety associated with competitive sports. Mental illness is not just a health concern but is likely to have a significant impact on sporting performance andachievement. Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, this concise and practical pocketbook covers the breadth of psychiatric conditions that can present in sportsmen and sportswomen. It provides practical and up-to-date guidance which is invaluable for all health professionals working within sportingcommunities. There are a variety of topics covered from "Eating disorders" to "Psychotropic drug prescribing" and it is based on the latest research to help health professionals working within sport better assess mental health problems and support those in need.

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Psychiatric conditions of all kinds can present in sporting populations due to the high intensity physical effort, competition and anxiety associated with competitive sports. Mental illness is not just a health concern but is likely to have a significant impact on sporting performance andachievement. Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Libra...

Dr Alan Currie has been a consultant psychiatrist in full-time NHS practice in the north-east of England since 1997. Additionally he has experience of medical management and served for 4 years on the executive of the General and Community Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has published on topics such as social inclusion...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.01 inPublished:April 12, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019873462X

ISBN - 13:9780198734628

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Table of Contents

1. David R. McDuff: Adjustment and anxiety disorders2. Kate Goodger and Sarah Broadhead: Managing the anxiety of performance3. Valentin Z. Markser, Alan Currie and R. Hamish McAllister-Williams: Mood disorders4. Alan Currie, Jon Arcelus and Carolyn Plateau: Eating disorders5. Pamela Walters, Andrea Hearn and Alan Currie: Substance misuse6. Paul McArdle: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)7. Bruce Owen: The athletic personality and personality disorders8. Alan Currie and Reshad Malik: Exercise participation and mental health9. Kate Goodger and Sarah Broadhead: The sports arena10. Allan Johnston and R. Hamish McAllister-Williams: Psychotropic drug prescribing