Sport performance anxiety, gastrointestinal symptoms linked in college athletes

WASHINGTON — College athletes frequently reported irritable bowel syndrome and gastrointestinal distress, which were linked to sports performance anxiety and fear of food, according to a poster presented here.The research was conducted by Melissa G. Hunt, PhD, associate director of clinical training in the department of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Sophia Glinski and Katalin Pritchard, both undergraduate research assistants in Hunt’s lab.They presented their research at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Annual Conference.“Some work hasRead More

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