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Title: Depressive Symptoms and Burnout in Football Players: A Systematic Review
Authors: Sarmento, Hugo 
Frontini, Roberta 
Marques, Adilson
Peralta, Miguel
Ordoñez-Saavedra, Nestor
Duarte, João Pedro
Figueiredo, António
Campos, Maria João
Clemente, Filipe Manuel 
Keywords: soccer; sports; depressive symptoms; mental health
Issue Date: 14-Oct-2021
Publisher: MDPI
Project: Spanish government subproject Integration ways between qualitative and quantitative data, multiple case development, and synthesis review as the main axis for an innovative future in physical activity and sports research [PGC2018-098742-BC31] (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Programa Estatal de Generación de Conocimiento y Fortalecimiento Científico y Tecnológico del Sistema I + D + i), that is part of the coordinated project New approach of research in physical activity and sport from mixed methods perspective (NARPAS_MM) [SPGC201800X098742CV0 
FCT - uid/dtp/04213/2020 
Serial title, monograph or event: Brain Sciences
Volume: 11
Issue: 10
Abstract: The purpose of this article was to systematically review and organise the available literature devoted to the topic of depressive symptoms and burnout in football players. A systematic search was conducted in Web of Science, Scopus, SPORTdiscus, PubMed, and Psychinfo for articles published up to June 2020. The searches yielded 1589 articles, and after the screening process, a total of 18 studies met the eligibility criteria and were included for review. Playing position and conflicts with coach/management seems to have a direct influence on the prevalence of depressive symptoms in current players as do the injuries and life events of former players. During the pre-competition phase, most of the athletes displayed reduced rates, indicating burnout. An exploration of the mental health of football players will help to create models of care and guide professionals so that they may help players achieve better performance while also having better wellbeing. Understanding how to prevent and cope with the emotional wellbeing of football players will be possible to guide players and coaches.
ISSN: 2076-3425
DOI: 10.3390/brainsci11101351
Rights: openAccess
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