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Effect of media on the mental health of elite athletes

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  • Contributors Every author listed has contributed to the writing of the paper. The senior author, Dr CC, is the guarantor and accepts full responsibility for the finished work.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests MF, MD—USA Gymnastics Athlete Health and Wellness Committee (unpaid). MB, MD—Chair, USA Track and Field Sports Medicine and Science Committee (unpaid); Chair, AMSSM Diversity Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee (unpaid); Leadership Team, King County Play Equity Coalition (unpaid). SC, MD—AMSSM Board of Directors (unpaid); ACSM Pronouncement Committee (unpaid). RW, MD, MPH—none declared. CC, MD—Korey Stringer Institute—review of AED policies in schools (consulting fee); independent lecturer for MCE conferences (Honorarium/travel); Pollara Law Group (Expert witness); Chair, CA Interscholastic Federation Sports Medicine Advisory Group (support for travel to two meetings a year to LA pre-COVID); NFL Research and Innovations Commttee (stipend); Agency for Student Health Research medical advisory board member (stock options); Baseline Global medical advisory board member (stocks); Neuroslam medical advisory board member (stock options); KSI Medical Advisory Board (unpaid); Ossur (Grant made to UCSF PCSM fellowship); TotalCare (Grant made to UCSF PCSM fellowship); AMSSM Practice and Policy Committee (unpaid).

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