Anxiety & Depression in Athletes: Know the Signs

What parents and coaches must watch for


Anxiety and depression present themselves differently in sports than they do in everyday life. This makes it a little more challenging to identify—but hopefully we can give you some things to keep an eye out for.

Max is a 13-year-old athlete who is gearing up for his tryouts for the local team. Although he played for this same team last season, he has noticed that he is becoming more and more stressed as the tryouts draw near.

Although day one goes okay, he complains that he is sick to his stomach before his…