Unusual patterns of behavior
Drugs may cause an athlete to suffer an emotional breakdown. Perhaps, this may even result in depression or in the worst case scenario – committing suicide. This may seem very extreme to us but athletes do use this method as they find they are too depressed and by dying, will can can resolve all their problems.
This term means to be fearful of gaining weight, eating certain specific foods, be secretive and not wanting to talk about problems and last but not least over exercising. This mental block of the person will cause him to be unable to grow healthily and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Anorexia nervosa is also the direct opposite of bulimia nervosa, which means to stuff oneself with food so as to relieve stress.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
It is a type of mental illness that causes someone to have repeated unwanted thoughts. A very good example would be: fearing that everything you touch has germs and bacteria and thus you keep heading to the bathroom to wash your hands. This illness is very severe. It can take over your life, hurt your relationships and worst of all limit your abilities in whatever you do. Scientists have been researching on what causes OCD and they believe that not having a brain chemical called serotonin may be the problem.