Here is an excellent 4-part series about the fear of failure in sports written by Dr. Jim Taylor in which he discusses the following:
Lauren Chase played Division I basketball at George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C. from 2012-2015. Chase graduated from GW with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a masters degree in Counseling with a concentration in Traumatic Head Injury. She also led her team to two Atlantic 10 conference championships and two NCAA tournament appearances.
Lauren, who suffered three concussions within two years, discusses her injury experience including physical limitations, mental struggles, and recovery.
Millions of Americans are diagnosed with depression every year. A subpopulation that is particularly vulnerable to depression is athletes dealing with injuries, particularly those that require significant time away from competition.