Perceptions of Stress Among Athletes
Robison, Joshua Slater-Jared
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With scores of individuals competing in sport every year, new ways of envisioning what potential stressors an athlete might experience need to be examined. Besides, the traditional practices of focusing on the physical well-being of athletes have frequently been documented. This paper will discuss the potential stressors that an athlete could encounter when in sport. Internal stressors, such as childhood abuse that lead to PTSD are reviewed and external stressors, such as injury, are also examined. These findings are discussed with the neuropsychiatry of stress, as this paper aims to show sport as a stress-related disorder. Finally, implications for health professional are discussed.