This issue of Psychiatric Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Andy Jagoda and Silvana Riggio will discuss a number of important topics surrounding Sports Psychiatry. This issue is one of four each year selected by our series consulting editor, Dr. Harsh Trivedi of Sheppard Pratt Health System. Topics in this issue include: Defining the Role of the Sport Psychiatrist, Achieving Peak Performance, The pathophysiology of brain injury and behavior, Traumatic Brain Injury and its Behavioral Sequelae, Anxiety, Substance abuse and its impact on performance, Sports Psychiatry and its Research Agenda, Motivation and burnout in sports, Nutrition, Eating Disorders and Behavior in the Athlete, Approach to Sleep Disturbances in the Athletes, Depression Assessment: Challenges and Treatment Strategies in the Athlete, Selection /Interview Criteria for Drafting Players, and Concussion in Youth.
Edited by Silvana Riggio, MD, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and Andy Jagoda, MD, Professor and Chair , Department of Emergency Medicine , Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital