Jan 30, 2013 2:05 PM by NBC News

Certain athletes more likely to get burned out

Young athletes who compete in elite sports are more likely to show signs of burnout.

A British study of boys playing professional club soccer found one in four had experienced symptoms of burnout.

This was especially true of players who said they felt pressure to be perfect by their coaches, parents and other team members.

The most common symptoms of burnout were physical and emotional exhaustion, but experts say perfectionism can lead to low self esteem as well as psychological and interpersonal problems.



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