Year: 1986 Source: Women's Sports and Fitness, v.8, no.10, (October 1986), p.46-57, 60 SIEC No: 20030987

This article investigates the phenomena of major depression & attempted suicide in top female athletes. Pressure to win, anxiety issues, & the extreme highs & lows associated with competitive sports are discussed. Particular stresses faced by female athletes are also explored.