Cricketers and mental health concerns

Australas Psychiatry. 2007 Dec;15(6):509-12. doi: 10.1080/10398560701458210. Epub 2007 Aug 22.

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this paper is to examine cricket history in order to illustrate some of the mental health issues present in Australia through the years.

Conclusions: Mood disorders, suicide, and drug and alcohol issues are among problems that have beset top level cricketers. A range of factors have contributed to the psychiatric problems that cricketers have encountered. Educating players may be a beneficial preventative strategy.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology*
  • Alcohol Drinking / prevention & control
  • Australia / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Illicit Drugs
  • Mood Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Mood Disorders / prevention & control
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Support
  • Sports / statistics & numerical data*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / prevention & control
  • Suicide / prevention & control
  • Suicide / statistics & numerical data*

Substances

  • Illicit Drugs