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The Influence of Anxiety and Depression Symptoms on Help-Seeking Intentions in Individual Sport Athletes and Non-Athletes: The Role of Gender and Athlete Status

Richard E. Tahtinen and Hafrun Kristjansdottir

athletes transition into elite sports ( Rice et al., 2016 ). It is not until recently however that the prevalence of mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression, have been systematically explored among athlete populations. Previous studies have reported highly variable prevalence rates in

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Risk for Depression and Psychological Well-Being in German National and State Team Athletes—Associations With Age, Gender, and Performance Level

Johanna Belz, Jens Kleinert, Jeannine Ohlert, Thea Rau, and Marc Allroggen

There is strong evidence that physical activity and exercise have a positive effect on mental health ( Paluska & Schwenk, 2000 ; Ströhle et al., 2007 ). One might assume, therefore, that competitive athletes are less susceptible to mental disorders such as depression. A recent meta-analysis and a

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Translation and Validation of the Arabic Version of the Athlete Psychological Strain Questionnaire

Ahmed S. Alhowimel, Aqeel M. Alenazi, Mohammed M. Alshehri, Bader A. Alqahtani, Abdulaziz Aljaman, Hosam Alzahrani, Faris Alodaibi, and Simon M. Rice

The prevalence of mental health symptoms and problems among athletes is significant and comparable to that of the general population. 1 – 3 For elite athletes, the prevalence varies from 19% for alcohol misuse to 34% for anxiety/depression. 4 Stressors, both general and sport-specific, may

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Critical Pause: Athletes’ Stories of Lockdown During COVID-19

Gabriella Whitcomb-Khan, Nick Wadsworth, Kristin McGinty-Minister, Stewart Bicker, Laura Swettenham, and David Tod

The journey of a professional athlete inevitably involves various critical moments, which are “those frequently experienced moments in our lives when we must confront the anxiety associated with an important change in our identity” ( Nesti et al., 2012 , p. 25; Ronkainen et al., 2014 ). One

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Athlete Burnout Symptoms Are Increasing: A Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis of Average Levels From 1997 to 2019

Daniel J. Madigan, Luke F. Olsson, Andrew P. Hill, and Thomas Curran

Over the past 2 decades, considerable effort has been dedicated to understanding the antecedents and consequences of athlete burnout (e.g.,  Eklund & DeFreese, 2020 ; Gustafsson, DeFreese, et al., 2017 ; Smith et al., 2019 ). However, to date, there has been no systematic examination of changes

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Help-Seeking for Eating Pathology Among Collegiate Athletes: Examining Stigma and Perfectionism as Moderating and Mediating Mechanisms

Shelby J. Martin and Timothy Anderson

Athletes represent a high-risk population for eating pathology (EP) and eating disorders. Indeed, compared to the 0.9–3.5% prevalence rate of eating disorders in the general population ( Americal Psychological Association [APA], 2013 ), the prevalence of DSM-diagnosed eating disorders in athletes

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Development and Initial Evaluation of the Athlete Eating Psychopathology Observation Questionnaire for Sport Professionals

Sebastian S. Sandgren, Emma Haycraft, and Carolyn R. Plateau

Athletes are at a heightened risk for the development of eating psychopathology, including disordered eating and unhealthy exercise (e.g., food restriction, occasional bingeing/purging, compulsive exercise) and clinical eating disorders (e.g., bulimia nervosa; Joy et al., 2016 ). Controlled

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Athletes’ Body Talk: The Role of Contextual Body Image in Eating Disorders as Seen Through the Eyes of Elite Women Athletes

A.P. (Karin) de Bruin and Raôul R.D. Oudejans

Recent studies have shown that a contextual body image approach seems to be a promising framework for a better understanding of athletes’ disordered eating ( Anderson, Reilly, Gorrell, & Anderson, 2016 ; De Bruin, Oudejans, Bakker, & Woertman, 2011 ; Kong & Harris, 2015 ; Krentz & Warschburger

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Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement: Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mental Training Program With Collegiate Athletes

Carol R. Glass, Claire A. Spears, Rokas Perskaudas, and Keith A. Kaufman

Traditional mental training approaches for athletes typically involve somatic and cognitive techniques such as imagery, relaxation, and changing negative self-talk into more positive cognitions, with the goal of changing or controlling internal states in order to optimize athletic performance

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Test-Retest Reliability of the 7-Factor Motives for Playing Drinking Games Scale and its Associations With Drinking Game Behaviors Among Female College Athletes

Byron L. Zamboanga, Nathan T. Kearns, Janine V. Olthuis, Heidemarie Blumenthal, and Renee M. Cloutier

, 2016 ). In addition, emerging adults who attend college drink more than their non-college attending peers ( Carter, Brandon, & Goldman, 2010 ) and are at risk for experiencing negative drinking consequences ( Merrill & Carey, 2016 ). College student-athletes in particular drink more and experience more