David Lipsig, MD Board Certified in General and Forensic Psychiatry
3495 Piedmont Road, NE • Building 12, Suite 410 • Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-495-5900 • Fax: 404-495-5901
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David Lipsig, MD Board Certified in General and Forensic Psychiatry

Sports Psychiatry

Sports psychiatry is a service offered by David Lipsig, MD, Atlanta Psychiatrist

Sports can serve as an incredible outlet that promotes both physical and mental health. However, the self-induced and external pressures involved can lead to psychological issues.

I have worked with athletes in several capacities:

Treating an Athlete who Suffers from Psychiatric Symptoms
(such as depression, anxiety, ADHD etc.)

Participating in sports often provides a healthy source of self-esteem and self-identity. If an athlete is no longer able to compete in a sport that they love due to a psychiatric condition, their symptoms can intensify. Whether the treatment involves medications, psychotherapy or both, the potential impact on the athlete's ability to compete is taken into consideration.

Assessing and Treating an Athlete with Behavioral Issues

Sports psychiatry is a service offered by David Lipsig, MD, Atlanta Psychiatrist

Sometimes an athlete is able to performing amazing well on the court or field, but isn't performing well in life. They might get into frequent conflicts with teammates, coaches or the law. My background in Forensic Psychiatry allows me to assess these individuals to determine whether the behavior is indicative of a long-standing pattern that will be difficult to break or more indicative of a one-time error in judgement that could be used as a learning experience. These evaluations can be requested by the athlete who finds that they are having difficulty in the recruitment/draft process and who wants an evaluation to hopefully reassure administrators and coaches. These evaluations can also be requested by the school athletic administrators or teams that want the athlete's skills, but are concerned about the individual’s problem behavior.

Maximizing Sports Performance

Sports have as much of a psychological component as a physical one. Sometimes an athlete's or team's performance declines due to psychological reasons. Through an assessment and treatment, the psychological causes can be addressed, for the individual or the team, in order for maximum potential to be achieved.

Our Convenient Atlanta Office

Our Atlanta Buckhead office is located in Piedmont Center in building 12. Piedmont Center is easily accessible from Interstate 85, Interstate 75, Interstate 285 (Perimeter), Georgia 400, Roswell Road and Peachtree Street. Piedmont Center is also located conveniently near the MARTA Buckhead Station.

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3495 Piedmont Road, NE
Building 12, Suite 410
Atlanta, GA 30305

Telephone: 404-495-5900
Fax: 404-495-5901