Ice House, Carleton University
Sport Medicine & Physiotherapy:
Sport Med: (613) 520-3510
Medical Team of:
The Carleton Sport Medicine Clinic is an interdisciplinary team of physicians, physiotherapists, surgeons and specialists. The group is currently active in research projects important to sport medicine.
The clinic is constantly evaluating strategic research opportunities in sport medicine recognizing the value of research.
The significant prevalence of mental health concerns in high-level athletes is well-documented. The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent public health measures have resulted in further disruptions to their lives. Our study aims to clarify the impact of the pandemic on athletes’ mental health and allow universities to better direct available resources.
If you have participated in the above study and are experiencing Mental Health distress please reference the following debriefing information for assistance.
Depression is a condition that can occur for many reasons, including workplace, school, or relationship stressors, traumatic life events, discrimination, as well as physical/biological imbalances. Approximately 10-15% of people will suffer some degree of depression during their lifetime. With advances in modern medicine, most people can readily be treated for this illness, which if unattended can be long lasting and affect many aspects of one’s life.
The symptoms of depression include:
Someone who is depressed may experience several (3-4), but not necessarily all of the above symptoms. It is likewise the case that 60% of individuals will encounter a severe traumatic event in their lives and of these people, a fair number will develop symptoms that cause severe anxiety. Illnesses of this nature, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be treated. Once again, if unattended, the repercussions can be severe.
These symptoms can persist for more than a month following the event and influence your day-to-day functioning.
If you are not already receiving help for this problem, it is suggested that you contact your family physician. It is not a good idea to allow problems to fester, as ruminating over these problems will typically not make them go away. Your family physician or counsellor will usually be able to help you or to refer you to someone who can. If you do not have a family physician, then you can contact either of the following:
Above information obtained from Carleton Office of Research Ethics: