Navigation Links
Ex Pro-football Players Saddled With Depression After Retirement

The glamour of being at the height of their football career is unparallel. This glamour and stress of a //professional football grows fainter when the player retires, and very soon replaced with depression. This is highlighted by the new study done at the University of Michigan Health System.

The chronic pain of the injuries that the players sustain during the height of their career often come to fore once they retire. This coupled with sleeping problem as seen in many players after retirement often leads to severe depression.

The transition to retirement is often difficult. There are other factors which add to the miseries of the player such as lack of exercise, loss of fitness, lack of social support and friendship, financial difficulties. There are sometimes even cases of abuse of prescribed medicines, alcohol and drugs.

The study was conducted by lead researcher Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk. Schwenk's group surveyed 3,377 retired members of the NFL Players Association. Of the 1,594 who responded, almost 15 percent reported moderate to severe depression, a figure comparable to the general public.

The study came to fore at a time of a tragic incident involving a former NFL player who committed suicide.

Schwenk says “On retirement, athletes have reported jarring transitions to a life in which the focus of such intense commitment is unclear, the resources and personnel that organized and managed their lives away from the competition venue are lost, and the rewards, both emotional and financial, are diminished.”

The player reported that they often found difficult to seek help for their problems. They would rather use the help of family and friend or spiritual help to solve their problems. Many a times lack of insurance coverage or a lack of recognition added to their woes.

Eric Hipple, a retired Detroit Lions quarterback who now is outreach coordinator for the U-M Depression Center says "What
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Teen Players Urged To Wear Helmets and Gloves to Avoid Sports Injuries
2. Jharkhand Ropes in Private Players for Health Scheme
3. The Cause Behind Water Polo Players’ Sickness Remains A Myster
4. Modified Ligament Surgery Improves Outcomes Players, Athletes
5. Former Official Confesses He Had Sold Steroids to Leading Baseball Players
6. Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men
7. Depression may cause delayed wound healing
8. Diabetes and Depression often go hand-in-hand
9. Depression and heart failure
10. Depression disturbs heart rate
11. Depression a possible danger in elderly
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Pro football Players Saddled With Depression After Retirement

(Date:7/2/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... Donna Edwards (D-Md.) for her introduction of the Stop Overdose Stat (S.O.S.) Act ... by Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), this Act seeks to decrease drug overdose – ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... retrofit project at the University of Minnesota, they knew it would save the ... also be an award-winning choice: the total energy savings after installation was an ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... RI (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... Many ... safety in mind. That’s why Amica Insurance is sharing some tips to ... Commission (CPSC), approximately 230 people go to the emergency room daily with fireworks-related injuries ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... With summer in full swing, Americans are flocking to Canada’s many lakes to reel in ... in the world, and it’s easy to understand why. From the Pacific Northwest Coast of ... Recreational fishing is a huge industry, and Americans make up the vast majority of anglers ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... In 2012, Patrick Achebe realized that the gift of poetry was ... down to write his first poem, and three years later he was publishing an entire ... worth sharing with the world. "I have always believed that the best way to lift ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 3Health News:Kenall’s TekDek™ Helps University Achieve Award-Winning Energy Savings in Parking Structure Lighting Retrofit 2Health News:6 Fireworks Safety Tips from Amica Insurance 2Health News:Patrick Achebe Releases Debut Book, Whispering Waves: Poems for Everyday Grace 2
... performed, much has been learned about illegal transplants of kidneys ... quite common in countries like India and China where ... people sell their kidneys to foreigners. ,Much has ... was in Jan 2006, about an Indian who died in ...
... (PMA) plans to move court against the bans handed to ... ,"The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has pleased the outside world ... but justice was not meted out to the two," PMA ... Monday., ,On Wednesday, a specially constituted PCB tribunal had ...
... hit harder by hangover while teenagers have a greater resistance ... Elena Varlinskaya and other researchers studied the effects of alcohol ... adults. , ,The rats - chosen because their brain ... and their movements monitored, reported the online edition of Daily ...
... on November 7 and the theme selected is Cancer ... a marathon on that day// to promote awareness and ... ,"Run 4 Cancer" will be flagged off ... Hospital. Commissioner Allahabad Division RN Tripathi will preside over ...
... visitor from the Safari country of Kenya. A 68 ... underwent bilateral// knee replacements here in a city hospital. ... this was the first time that a Kenyan citizen ... His son, a UK based accountant located the Doctor ...
... the organisation he earlier worked for has been arrested here, ... Police arrested Alok Tomar, a former editor of Senior India ... arrested after he flew into the capital Friday night. He ... Police Alok Kumar. ,Kumar said Senior India Pvt ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Older People Get Worse Hangovers 2Health News:Awareness about Women's Cancers- A National Concern 2
(Date:7/2/2015)... -- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced that ... June 30, 2015 results on Thursday, July 30, 2015, after ... with ResMed,s results will be issued after 1:00 p.m. US ... discuss operating results and future outlook. The earnings ... Time and the live webcast of the call can be ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... HILL, N.C. , July 2, 2015  New ... Because of its leading role in educating thought leaders ... functions that can heavily influence how well a new ... a new study from research and consulting leader Best ... Affairs leaders need to focus on are early stage ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2015  Fort Lauderdale-based investment banking firm, Farlie ... its Consumer Group completed the sale of Insight ... (ISE: KRZ) ("Kerry"), one of the leading global ... well as functional ingredients and actives for the ... served as the exclusive financial advisor to the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year-End 2015 Results 2Medical Affairs Role in Thought Leader Education is Key Success Factor for New Product Launches in the Pharmaceutical Industry 2Farlie Turner's Consumer Group Completes Sale of Insight Beverages to Kerry 2
... 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NYSE Amex: ... specializes in the development and sale of patented ... generics and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) announced that ... Macrolide Facility (JCM) has passed the internal quality ...
... NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2011 ... research report is available in its ... and Reimbursement in Europe - Reference ... to Innovative Drugs Pose Significant Challenge ...
Cached Medicine Technology:JCM Passes Internal Quality Assessment for Azithromycin API Production 2JCM Passes Internal Quality Assessment for Azithromycin API Production 3Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement in Europe - Reference Pricing and Similar Initiatives Being Applied to Innovative Drugs Pose Significant Challenge to Pharmaceutical Companies 2Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement in Europe - Reference Pricing and Similar Initiatives Being Applied to Innovative Drugs Pose Significant Challenge to Pharmaceutical Companies 3Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement in Europe - Reference Pricing and Similar Initiatives Being Applied to Innovative Drugs Pose Significant Challenge to Pharmaceutical Companies 4Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement in Europe - Reference Pricing and Similar Initiatives Being Applied to Innovative Drugs Pose Significant Challenge to Pharmaceutical Companies 5Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement in Europe - Reference Pricing and Similar Initiatives Being Applied to Innovative Drugs Pose Significant Challenge to Pharmaceutical Companies 6Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement in Europe - Reference Pricing and Similar Initiatives Being Applied to Innovative Drugs Pose Significant Challenge to Pharmaceutical Companies 7
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: