Title

Mental Health in Sport

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

10-27-2020

Publication Title

The Routledge Handbook of Athlete Welfare

Publisher

Routledge

Edition

1

First page number:

1

Last page number:

12

Abstract

Although exercise and sport participation enhances aspects of physical and mental health, athletes appear to evidence about the same severity of mental health symptomology as non-athlete peers. In this chapter, factors that influence the development and maintenance of mental health symptomology in athletes, and state-of-the-art programs to address these concerns (e.g. assessment/screening measures, service engagement methods, intervention), are reviewed. Future directions are offered to inform policy and assist sport organisations in the integration of evidence-supported approaches to mental health optimisation in athletes.

Keywords

Mental health symptomology; Athletes; Sports organisations

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health

Language

English


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