Depression in Athletes


Depression in Athletes, Athletes with Depression, Major Depression in Athletes

  • Pathophysiology
  1. Major Depression in Athletes often due to Overtraining
  • Symptoms and Signs
  1. See Major Depression
  2. Inquire about Illicit Drug use
    1. See Illicit Drug use in athletes
  • Management
  1. See Major Depression
  2. Mental health counseling
  3. Reduce training regimen (eliminate Overtraining)
    1. Increase rest
    2. Increase Carbohydrate intake
    3. Increase fluid intake
    4. Decrease intensity and frequency of training
  4. Consider Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)