The Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports presented two papers at the recent APA meeting in San Francisco on Depression in Sports and Neuropsychiatric Effects of Multiple Mild Concussion in Athletes. It also saw the release of the new book, endorsed by the WPA Executive Committee and published by Wiley, edited by Prof. Baron with contributions from numerous Section members. Proceeds from the book will be donated back to the WPA Section. Members of the Section will be presenting on Concussion in Sports at the upcoming Istanbul WPA Congress. Prof. Baron, and members of the Section are conducting the largest everglobal survey of knowledge of Concussion. Results should be available for publication in late summer 2013. Prof. Thomas Wenzel will be taking over as Section Chair at the Vienna WPA Congress replacing Prof. Baron who founded the Section and has been Chair since its inception.
David BaronInterim Chair, WPA Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports