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Michael Phelps



Michael Phelps is an American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. His honesty about his struggle with depression, ADHD, and mental health has helped other professional athletes speak out on their experiences.

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Michael Phelps: Think Small to Accomplish Big Things

For former competitive swimmer Michael Phelps, it’s important to think small to accomplish big things.

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Beneath the Surface: My Story

In this candid memoir, Phelps talks openly about his battle with attention deficit disorder, the trauma of his parents’ divorce, and the challenges that come with being thrust into the limelight.

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No Limits: The Will to Succeed

For years the world has followed Michael Phelps’s progress from teen sensation in Sydney to bona fide phenom in Athens. Now he’s a living Olympic legend in Beijing with a peerless record of gold medals.

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Michael Phelps Opens Up About Struggles with Anxiety | TODAY

Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps sat down with Megyn Kelly on Megyn Kelly TODAY to talk about his retirement from the sport, his growing family and his past struggles with anxiety and depression, chronicled in the new documentary “Angst.

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How ADHD Puts Athletes in the Zone

Athletes with ADHD tend to perform better in sports that require hyper focus, i.e. short and intense bursts of attention.

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Michael Phelps Went Five Years Without Missing a Single Day of Training | Forbes

Michael Phelps, the greatest Olympian of all time, sits down with Forbes’ Kurt Badenhausen and discusses the highs and lows of his illustrious career.

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Male Depression and Anxiety in Athletes

Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history with 28 medals, has acknowledged that after the 2012 games, his longtime depression was so overwhelming he thought about killing himself.

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Michael Phelps Opens Up About Athlete Mental Health | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports

Michael Phelps discusses the heavy pressure of being an Olympic athlete and how it directly and indirectly affect athletes’ mental health.

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Michael Phelps: ‘I Can’t See Any More Suicides’

In the documentary “The Weight of Gold,” Phelps presents a stark picture of the mental wear and tear Olympians endure.

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ADHD and What I Would Tell #MyYoungerSelf | Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, has broken numerous records as a competitive swimmer. Making history as the oldest individual gold medalist in Olympic swimming history at the age of 28 is just one of his feats—he has set more than 30 other world records.

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