The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry edited by Ira D. Glick, Stull Todd and Danielle Kamis 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.
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Table of contents for The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry:
Introduction: What is Sports Psychiatry
Chapter 1: Overview of Sports Psychiatry
Part I: Non-Contact Sports
Chapter 2: Running
Chapter 3: Cycling
Chapter 4: Swimming
Chapter 5: Triathlon
Chapter 6: Tennis/Badminton/Squash
Chapter 7: Rowing
Chapter 8: Weightlifting
Chapter 9: Gymnastics
Chapter 10: Golf
Part II: Contact Sports
Chapter 11: Futbol/Soccer
Chapter 12: Football
Chapter 13: Cricket
Chapter 14: Baseball
Chapter 15: Basketball
Chapter 16: Fencing
Chapter 17: Volleyball
Chapter 18: Lacrosse
Chapter 19: Boxing
Conclusion: The Culture of Sports: Global Issues and Challenges
This is a ground-breaking collection of articles describing the sports psychiatric challenges of specific sports. Since sports psychiatry is a new medical specialty, it essential to have collections of expert reviews as a starting place in pursuing new research efforts to expand the medical specialty and aid in improving the mental health of athletes, both young and old, whether amateur or professional.
About the editors of The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry:
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 in Stanford, California. She competed as a Division I athlete at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia 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 om Lincoln, Nebraska, serves as the President of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry and is an active member of the NCAA Mental Health Task forced.
Title: The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry
Author: Ira D. Glick, Stull Todd, Danielle Kamis
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