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LGBTQ+ mental health in elite sport: A review

LGBTQ+ mental health in elite sport: A review

Gorczynski, Paul ORCID: 0000-0001-8876-8935, Reardon, Claudia L and Miller Aron, Cindy (2022) LGBTQ+ mental health in elite sport: A review. In: Prabhakar, Deepak, (ed.) Advances in psychiatry and behavioral health 2.1. Elsevier. (In Press)

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Abstract

Within elite sport, very little is known about the mental health symptoms and disorders of LGBTQ+ identifying athletes, their experiences with accessing treatment, or their journeys through recovery. Individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely to experience mental health symptoms and disorders, and non-accidental violence, compared to others. Mental health researchers and providers who work with LGBTQ+ identifying elite athletes are in positions to improve knowledge and pathways to mental health services, address and minimize barriers to mental health services, and enhance mental health service delivery.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental health; mental disorders; sport; athletes; LGBT
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2022 12:08
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/35694

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