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Grand Rounds: Stress Management in College Athletes


By Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD , Director, Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Psychology and Psychiatry

More about Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe signs of stress in athletes. 2. Describe evidence-based stress management techniques to improve mood, sleep, and sports performance. 3. Identify risk factors for more serious mental health concerns in athletes.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Will help primary care physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainer become more knowledgeable about other injuries that occur with ACL ruptures. With this knowledge, the practitioners will know how this will alter athletes’ return to play.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The following presenters have identified that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies: Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD The following planning committee member has indicated that a financial relationship with an ineligible company: Merck Maria Victorio, MD This has been mitigated. The remaining planning committee/CME committee members have indicated that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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