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Depression among sportspeople is gradually becoming less of a stigma as more men and women who play professional sport come forward and share their own battles with mental health problems.

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GB Paralympian and 2012 gold medal winner Danielle Brown and Olympic 1500 metre finalist Laura Weightman are two of the top sportspeople to take part in a guest panel session at our joint North East/North West Branch one-day conference, 16 November, at the Ethiad stadium in Manchester.

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All taxonomy terms: Sports 2012, Sports and exercise
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People in middle age could make themselves smarter by taking part in more exercise.

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Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could perform better academically if they carry out more exercise.

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Football can be used to educate and inspire young people in the UK.

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Sports journalists may show more bias on social media sites than they do in their newspaper reports.

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All taxonomy terms: Sports 2012, Sports and exercise
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Sportspeople are likely to feel a little down after taking part in a major competition, it has been suggested.

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UK Athletics (UKA) has announced the appointment of renowned sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters to the UKA Performance team.

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People who play on games consoles like the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox-Kinect are more likely to want to take more exercise, and just watching others play can encourage you to take exercise too.

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Top footballers can become mentally focused with the help of sports psychologists, it has been suggested.

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