MD Sports Performance


Offering sports psychiatry, sport psychology, and life coaching services in Baltimore, Central Maryland, and Northern Virginia.


press & publications

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"Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance & Peak Performance"

by David R. McDuff, M.D.
Foreword by Ozzie Newsome

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Working With Sports Organizations and Teams

by David R. McDuff & Michelle Garvin
August 9, 2016.


Pros or Amateurs, Athletes Gain From Sports Psychiatrist’s Presence: An interview with Dr. McDuff by Aaron Levin. August 15, 2016.


Dangerous Minds: A recent rash of suicides underscores the importance of mental health care in sports by Pablo S. Torre. August 15, 2011.

Dr. McDuff commented on the importance of screening athletes for stress and anxiety/mood/sleep disorders and providing easier access to psychiatric evaluation and treatment.


A Light In The Darkness: Led by players such as Ian Snell, Baseball is taking the lead in pro sports in addressing depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems by Pablo S. Torre. June 21, 2010.

Dr. McDuff commented on the emotions of competition and performance and ideal performance and problem services’ design in professional sports.


Chargers' Kaeding explains lonely life of kicker, looks to rebound by Stefan Fatsis. February 01, 2010.

Dr. McDuff commented on the intense pressures that kickers face and must master in big games.


Dr. McDuff was a consultant for the preparation of "A Few Seconds of Panic," by Stefan Fatsis (2008), providing mental skills training to the author while he attended the Denver Broncos training camp in 2006 (pages 141-144).