Sports psychiatry: strategies for life balance and peak performance.

Author:Sekir, Ufuk
Position::Book review
 
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Editor: David R. McDuff.

Bibliographic Data: ISBN: 978-1-58562-415-7; 2012 by American Psychiatric Publishing, Arlington, USA, 288 pages, paperback, $59.00.

Subjects: Competitive Athletes, Team Sports, Psychiatric Aspects.

Description: Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance and Peak Performance is an important read for understanding the mental and emotional dimensions of sports competition and management.

Purpose: The goal of the book is to provide sports-specific knowledge necessary to help competitive athletes and coaches deal with adversity and the multitude of emotions that sports can elicit.

Audience: The book is best for mental health providers, athletic trainers, and sports medicine practitioners involved in the care of athletes. The book is also helpful for the athletes themselves.

Features: The book is composed of 10 chapters and includes illustrative 13 tables and 9 figures. The following topics are addressed in the chapters: Chapter 1 is "Scope of practice", Chapter 2 is "Mental preparation", Chapter 3 is "Stress recognition and control", Chapter 4 is "Energy regulation", Chapter 5 is "Substance use and abuse", Chapter 6 is "Injury recovery...

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