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Summary of Day 2 of the DGSPP Congress: Diverse Insights into Sport Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

The second day of the German Society for Sport Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGSPP) Congress offered a wide range of topics and insights into the world of sport psychiatry and psychotherapy. From the role of the International Olympic Committee to the exploration of mental health in elite sports, here is a summary of the program for this informative day:

International Olympic Committee and Mental Health: From Awareness Programs to Screening - Vincent Gouttebarge: Vincent Gouttebarge opened the day with an insight into the work of the International Olympic Committee in the field of mental health. He discussed awareness programs and screening initiatives, which are of great importance in the Olympic context.

Violence and Abuse in Elite Sports - Daniela Sinsel: Daniela Sinsel addressed a serious and important topic – violence and abuse in elite sports. She discussed prevention measures and how to handle these challenging aspects.

Study on Mental Health in Ice Hockey - Simon Kohl, Alexander Schorb: Simon Kohl and Alexander Schorb presented their research on mental health in ice hockey, which was undoubtedly of great interest to sport psychiatry.

After a lunch break, the presentations continued:

Neurobiological Foundations of Sport and Exercise Therapy in the Treatment of Mental Disorders - Frank-Gerald B. Pajonk: Frank-Gerald B. Pajonk deepened the understanding of the neurobiological foundations of sport and exercise therapy in the treatment of mental disorders, which is of significant importance for the development of this form of therapy.

Changes in Physical Activity Behavior in Mental Disorders - Hedda Lausberg: Hedda Lausberg discussed changes in physical activity behavior in mental disorders and their impact on sport psychiatry and psychotherapy.

Physical Activity in the Treatment of Depression - Christian Imboden: Christian Imboden explored the role of physical activity in the treatment of depression and presented important insights.

The congress concluded at 4:15 PM after a day filled with engaging presentations and discussions that deepened the understanding of sport psychiatry and psychotherapy and underscored the significance of this discipline in the context of mental health in sports.


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