Athletes and OCD

Athletics requires mental focus, determination, skill, and will power. Athletes face many challenges of having to balance everyday life with their training routines, avoiding injury or burnout, and staying physically and mentally healthy. In addition to the everyday stressors of athletes, some may also face mental challenges including OCD or unhealthy controlled eating habits. This panel will focus on the differentiating factors of OCD versus determination and drive and when OCD becomes detrimental to one’s performance. We will also discuss the cross-over between OCD, eating disorders, over-exercise, and orthorexia in order to help individuals find ways to be mentally healthy and engage in their desired athletics.



JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
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