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1st Edition

The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry

ISBN 9780415792509
Published February 2, 2018 by Routledge
294 Pages

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Book Description

The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry is the first text describing the role of a sports psychiatrist. Covering both individual as well as team sports, contact and non-contact, from childhood through late adulthood, the manual describes the role of sports in our culture and details the psychiatric interventions associated with players and their teams. The editors take a broad focus, covering topics from neuroscience-psychiatric and psychological aspects, performance enhancement, team chemistry and dynamics, organizational issues to working with medical, orthopedic/surgical and neurologic colleagues to provide comprehensive prevention and treatment to enhance well-being and performance. This text will be invaluable to medical and psychiatric physicians, psychologists and other mental health professionals, as well as athletes, trainers, leagues and their commissioners, sports writers-and even "fans" anxious to understand what is going on with their teams.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Sports Psychiatry

Ira Glick, Todd Stull, and Danielle Kamis MD

Chapter 1: Overview of Sports Psychiatry

Dan Begel

Part I: Non-Contact Sports

Chapter 2: Running

Claudia Reardon

Chapter 3: Cycling

Allen Currie and Brian Lunn

Chapter 4: Swimming

Toni Baum

Chapter 5: Triathlon

Clair Twark, Laura Moretti, and Kimberly Webster

Chapter 6: Tennis/Badminton/Squash

Shane Creado

Chapter 7: Rowing

Roxy Szeftel, Barb Pearce, and Gish Jen

Chapter 8: Weightlifting

Ian Steele, Harrison G. Pope Jr., and Gen Kanayama

Chapter 9: Gymnastics

Ian Tofler

Chapter 10: Golf

Michael T. Lardon, John Companiotte, and Ian Tofler

Part II: Contact Sports

Chapter 11: Futbol/Soccer

Valentin Markser, David McDuff, Karl-Jürgen Bär

Chapter 12: Football

David McDuff, Don Thompson, and Michelle Garvin

Chapter 13: Cricket

Ian Tofler and David Tofler

Chapter 14: Baseball

David McDuff, Don Thompson, and Michelle Garvin

Chapter 15: Basketball

Ira Glick, Melissa Giegerich, and David McDuff

Chapter 16: Fencing

Danielle Kamis and Michael Morgan

Chapter 17: Volleyball

Dave Baron, Anthony Chen, and Sean Sassano

Chapter 18: Lacrosse

David McDuff and Michelle Garvin

Chapter 19: Boxing

Ronald Kamm

Conclusion: The Culture of Sports: Global Issues and Challenges

Ira Glick, David Brodwin, and Claudia Reardon

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Dr Glick, MD is a Stanford Emeritus Professor and internationally recognized psychiatric researcher (focus on long-term treatment outcome), educator and clinician.  He has published over 200 articles/book chapters, eight books plus three model, psychopharmacology curriculums –and worked with the NBA and NFL.

Dr. Kamis, MD is a psychiatry resident at Stanford University.  She competed as a Division I athlete at the University of Pennsylvania where she was a four-time NCAA championship qualifier, All American, Academic-All Ivy, as well as captain of Penn’s fencing team. 

Dr. Stull, MD works full time in the Athletic Department at the University of Nebraska, serves as the President of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry and is an active member of the NCAA Mental Health Task forced.



"Every sports psychiatrist should have this book by their side. It has everything you would want to know about working with athletes and their teams, psychiatrically and psychologically, to increase  their  mental health, performance as well as  enjoyment of the sport"

Bruce Silverglade, owner of Gleason’s gym in Brooklyn, NYC