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As a former collegiate swimmer, 6 year professional cheerleader for the NFL and current professional choreographer, I have been playing sports all my life and know the sport culture all too well. Now as a clinical sport psychologist, I have been able to apply my personal athletic experiences coupled with clinical knowledge to help better… read more

Within the conversation of suicide, there is often a great deal of information linking suicide to depression or substance abuse, but very little information on the link between eating disorders and suicide. For relevant information regarding features of mental health diagnoses, we often turn to the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health… read more

Written by Dr. Katie Patterson, PsyD, LPC, NCC Although the prevalence of eating disorders among athletes is high, they often go unnoticed by coaches, teammates, and the athlete themself. In part, this is due to the sport culture and “norms” related to nutrition, training, and performance mindsets. These sport-environment “norms” can result in immense pressure… read more

Written by: Christopher Gardner Read the original article here. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, in a pair of complementary studies, investigated eating disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans, a group thought to be at high risk for eating disorders. New eating disorders —atypical anorexia nervosa, night eating… read more