Define, discuss, and give examples of ADHD.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - characterized by a persistent inappropriate pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity; 4 to 9 times more common in boys than girl; signs & symptoms - carelessness, mistakes in school, not listening when spoken to, low self-esteem; behavioral disorder; only a professionalshould diagnose & treat.
Define, discuss, and give examples of anorexia & bulimia.
Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disease characterized by an intense fear of becoming obese, a disturbed body image, a significant weight loss, the refusal to maintain normal body weight, and amenorrhea. Bulimia nervosa is an episodic eating pattern of uncontrollable food bingeing followed by purging. It ischaracterized by an awareness that the pattern is abnormal, fear of being unable to stop eating voluntarily, depressed mood, and self-deprecation.
Define, discuss, and give examples of PTSD.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. This event may involve the threat of death to oneself or to someoneelse, or to one’s own or someone else’s physical, sexual, or psychological integrity, overwhelming the individual’s ability to cope. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include re-experiencing the original trauma(s) through flashbacks or nightmares, avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma, and increased arousal--such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, anger, and hypervigilance. Formaldiagnostic criteria require that the symptoms last more than one month and cause significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
Kubler-Ross’s stages of death.
Denial--when the individual refuses to acknowledge the news of impending death; Anger--at self-perceived injustice of the situation; Bargaining--in which the individual tries to negotiate for a lengthenedexistence; Depression--in which the individual gives up and appears to want to die; Acceptance--in which the patient comes to terms with the situation
Fred Engh - describe & discuss your philosophy and what you would do to implement a successful youth program.
Define, discuss, and give examples of schizophrenia.
Characteristic Symptoms: Two or more of the following, each present for asignificant portion of time during a 1-month period (of less if successfully treated)--1) delusions 2) hallucinations 3) disorganized speech (e.g. frequent derailment or incoherence) 4) grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior 5) negative symptoms (e.g. affective flattening, alogia, or avolition); Age of onset for schizophrenia is seen in the late teens to early twenties.
Who is Martens and what are hiscontributions to sports psychology?
Rainer Martens is a former professor at University of Illinois and current president of Human Kinetics publishers. He is the founder of American Coaching Effectiveness Program and discovered SCAT--Sport Competition Anxiety Test.
You’re working with an athlete/coach and suspect they have an eating disorder, what are your recommendations?
Once you suspect thatsomeone has or is starting to have an eating disorder, it is best to recommend that person find professional help before it gets out of hand. Suggest a clinic that specializes in eating disorders. Have that person speak to their personal physician to discuss their concerns and ask for them to recommend a specialist. Look in newspapers and find an eating disorder group in the area. Suggest theykeep a food diary and enter each time they have purged if suffering from bulimia. Attempt to seek help at the first symptom that you recognize as the start of an eating disorder. It is easier to cure before it becomes full blown.
Define, discuss, and give examples of retirement.
Retirement is the disengagement from active sport involvement by a college, elite amateur, or pro athlete. It may be...