On Demand Wednesday Lecture Series: Mental Health in Athletes
This presentation was originally reviewed on September 26, 2022, and broadcast live online on September 28, 2022, from 12:oo PM – 1:00 PM ET.
The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.
Despite common public perception, athletes are not immune to mental health symptoms and disorders, and they suffer from most mental health disorders at rates equal to or exceeding those within the general population. Moreover, athletes have unique psychosocial and physiologic demands that must be understood by any mental health provider seeking to provide relevant, appropriate, and medically safe care. Mental health symptoms in athletes may be under-recognized for several reasons. It can be hard to appreciate the fine line between adaptive sport behavior and disorder. Athletes also often report fear of not being allowed to play if they reach out for help for their symptoms. Athletes are enculturated to deny signs of pain or weakness, and health care providers may tend to idealize talented athletes. This seminar will equip learners with up-to-date information on epidemiology, biopsychosocial risk factors, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of a variety of common mental health symptoms and disorders across athletes at all levels of competitiveness.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals.
At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:
Describe the biopsychosocial stressors that contribute to mental health symptoms and disorders in athletes into formulations and treatment plans.
Identify nuanced presentations of common mental health symptoms and disorders in athletes.
Define the culture of sport and use this to establish rapport when working with athletes who are suffering from mental health symptoms and disorders.
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About the speaker
Dr. Claudia Reardon holds an MD degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where she also completed psychiatry residency training. She is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin and serves as consulting sports psychiatrist for University of Wisconsin collegiate athletes.
Dr. Reardon serves as Co-Chair of the International Olympic Committee’s Work Group on Mental Health in Elite Athletes and Co-Directs the IOC’s Diploma and Certificate Programs on Mental Health in Elite Sport. She serves on the IOC’s Olympic Refuge Foundation Think Tank. Dr. Reardon also has served on the International Society for Sports Psychiatry (ISSP) Board of Directors since 2010, currently serving as its Education Committee Chair, and serves on the National Football League’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Wellness Committee. At the level of high school athletics, she serves on the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.
She has published and presented widely on a number of sports psychiatry related topics and is Co-Editor of the book “Clinical Sports Psychiatry: An International Perspective”.
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Claudia Reardon, MD, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 24 months. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.
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Wednesday Lecture Series: Mental Health in Athletes
Claudia Reardon, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Staff Psychiatrist, University Health Services
Originally reviewed September 26, 2022.
Originally broadcast live September 28, 2022, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
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