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The mental health of Australian elite athletes

Gulliver, Amelia; Griffiths, Kathleen M; Mackinnon, Andrew; Batterham, Philip J.; Stanimirovic, Rosanna


OBJECTIVES: Currently, little is known about the prevalence of mental disorders in athletes. This study aims to investigate Australian elite athletes' symptoms of general psychological distress and common mental disorders. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey design was employed to assess self-reported symptom prevalence. METHODS: A total of 224 elite athletes (118 female, 106 male) from national sporting organisations in Australia were administered a self-report internet-based survey comprising...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.04.006


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