Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder amongst today rsquo s NCAA student athletes

Heath Hooper

Abstract


Mental health disorders amongst National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA student athletes is a major concern for colleges universities coaches athletic trainers and the colleges and universities that these student athletes attend As a result many student athletes are suffering from the lack of support system to aid them during their college career The purpose of this conceptual paper is to introduce Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD and discuss the effects it can have on a student athlete as well as the improvements that can be made by providing an appropriate support system Practical implication from the paper can contribute towards the growing awareness of mental health disorders among NCAA student athletes in particular ADHD Coaches athletic trainers athletic administrators counselors and advisors can learn to understand the daily constraints student athletes can face in dealing with this mental health disorder Strategies for improving and assessing the current mental well being of student athletes suffering from ADHD are discussed nbsp

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