Introduction

Athletes, in today’s society, are viewed at as role models. Everyone wants to be like them; that is, they want their body to be in tip-top shape, but they do not understand the conseqences an athlete may go through to get their body that way, and in most cases it is not dieting. Being an athlete does not protect one from everything, and just like non-athletes, they get sick and in most cases they are more prone to psychological disorders, especially those who play more intense sports such as football.

In this chapter, you will learn about the different disorders that may come along with being an athlete, the symptom that come with them, how to deal with each and which athletes, females or males, are diagnosed more frequently with each disorder.