Playing through the pain: Psychiatric risks among athletes


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O’Connell S, Manschreck TC.
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?”