Playing through the pain: Psychiatric risks among athletes

Date: 2012
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Type:  Article/Chapter
Author:  O’Connell S, Manschreck TC.
Publisher:  Current Psychiatry

Authors discuss athletes’ psychiatric risks after injury; expression of pain; risks of having an identity driven solely by sports; distress tolerance and provide tips for making a differential diagnosis and providing treatment. This information is based on experience treating athletes, supplemented by relevant literature. Includes "Athletes and suicide: Who is at risk?"

Populations:  Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years, Adults Ages 26 to 55 Years, Older Adults, Youth
Settings:  Health Care, Outpatient Mental Health
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders, Depression/Bipolar, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Substance Abuse, Risk and Protective Factors
Strategies:  Screening and Assessment, Treatment