Sports Psychiatry Handbook

Look out for an important new publication from the Oxford University Press. Part of the famous Oxford University handbook series, ‘Sports Psychiatry’ covers all the important clinical areas and includes helpful information on assessment, diagnosis and treatment. It will be invaluable for sports medicine specialists and other members of the clinical support team as well as psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who work in the field of sport and exercise.


Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise:- This is an easy-to-read, highly informative look at this emerging specialty. It will help all mental health professionals gain better insights into some of the unique issues they may encounter when helping elite athletes.
Amazon:- An informative, comprehensive, erudite and intelligent read covering all aspects of this subject.


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British Medical Association Book Awards 2017

BMA House, London, 11th September 2017

Sports Psychiatry was highly commended in the Psychiatry category at this year’s awards. At the ceremony were both editors (Alan, far right and Bruce, far left) with Peter Stevenson and Lauren Tiley from the Oxford University Press.

And here is what the BMA reviewers had to say about the handbook…

Great little book! Packed with useful information, well-structured, good layout, easy to refer to, concise yet surprisingly detailed. I found it an interesting read which broadened my understanding of the subject and addressed many practical points across a wide range of mental health topics. It should be well-received by target audiences. I can only say positive things about it. It is well-written, easy to follow and provides practical information and management guidance for a wide range of mental health problems that affect the health and performance of athletes. Very useful for psychiatrists but also of interest to other health professionals, coaches and even athletes themselves.


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