Psychology

Causes of Depression in Athletes

There are some techniques used to treat psychologically affected patients, for example, positive psychology exercises. If this can be implemented, the athletes may not have to go through any depressions, or better still, their conditions can be well managed. Other issues about depression that have been discussed are. the probability of suffering from depression in relation to an athlete’s career. If an athlete is in a career that he is likely to develop concussions, he is also likely to suffer depression during and after retiring. The number of concussions correlates with the probability of getting depression. The role of religious beliefs plays in depression. It was established that high intrinsic religiosity reduces the likely hood of one getting depressive symptoms.The risk of getting depression is increased by the number of concussions an athlete gets during his or her sports career. This is as revealed in a research based on the hypothesis that concussions increase the rate of mental health progression, and can even lead to long-term mental health outcomes. Depression is one of such long-term mental illnesses suspected, and so the study proved this relationship to be true.The researchers hypothesized a relationship between depression and concussions. They, therefore, selected a group of retired football players and did a cohort study. A baseline General Health Survey was given to members of the NFLRPA in 2001. A follow-up survey was given in 2010. The former footballers were asked about the number of concussions they had sustained during their career, their mental and physical health, and the occurrence of diagnosed medical conditions. The researchers then assessed the physical health of the participants that were important in distinguishing the relationship between depression and the concussions. An analysis was done comparing the relationship between the existence and progression of depression, and the number of concussions a player received during his career. There were 1044 respondents and from this number, 106 were clinically diagnosed with depression between 2001 and 2010. Again from 1044, 65% reported having at least one concussion. It was postulated that having a concussion was a risk factor to depression, and the research found out that the number of concussions a retired player had, was directly proportional to the risk of getting depressed over the years. The more concussions one had, the greater the risk. The research concluded that those retired footballers with no concussions were at lesser to no risk of experiencing depressive episodes in life compared to those with concussions. If this can be implemented, the athletes may not have to go through any depressions, or better still, their conditions can be well managed. Other issues about depression that have been discussed are. the probability of suffering from depression in relation to an athletes career. If an athlete is in a career that he is likely to develop concussions, he is also likely to suffer depression during and after retiring. The number of concussions correlates with the probability of getting depression. The role of religious beliefs plays in depression. It was established that high intrinsic religiosity reduces the likely hood of one getting depressive symptoms. The risk of getting depression is increased by the number of concussions an athlete gets during his or her sports career. This is as revealed in a research based on the hypothesis that concussions increase the rate of mental health progression, and can even lead to long-term mental health outcomes. Depression is one of such long-term mental illnesses suspected, and so the study proved this relationship to be true. The researchers hypothesised a relationship between depression and concussions. They, therefore, selected a group of retired football players and did a cohort study. A baseline General Health Survey was given to members of the NFLRPA in 2001. A follow-up survey was given in 2010. The former footballers were asked about the number of concussions they had sustained during their career, their mental and physical health, and the occurrence of diagnosed medical conditions. The researchers then assessed the physical health of the participants that were important in distinguishing the relationship between depression and the concussions. An analysis was done comparing the relationship between the existence and progression of depression, and the number of concussions a player.

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