1st Edition

The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry

Edited By Ira D. Glick, Stull Todd, Danielle Kamis Copyright 2018
    294 Pages
    by Routledge

    294 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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

    Claire 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


    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