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Are the Yips Real?

Anxiety and neurological factors come into play for athletes who suddenly lose their ability to perform in a way they excelled at for years.

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Task-specific Focal Dystonia

Task-specific focal dystonia is a movement disorder that interferes with the performance of particular tasks, such as writing, playing a musical instrument, or participating in a sport - a condition known informally as "the yips."

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17 Golfers Reveal How They Survived the Putting Yips

The putting yips. Outside of a stone cold shank, there’s arguably no more terrifying thought in all of golf

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When Athletes Fail: The Science Behind ‘the Yips’

Given how commonly the yips are referenced in sports, it is surprisingly misunderstood.

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Focal Dystonia: A Musician Overcomes a Movement Disorder With a Change of Mind

After graduating with his doctorate in sports medicine, Farias developed a neuroplasticity training program to help other dystonia patients recover, using his toolbox of strategies to teach them how to retrain their brains.

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The Yips, Potential CTE-Depression Link and More

— New sports psychology articles raise research questions.

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Ten Athletes Who Got the Yips—and How Their Careers Turned Out

Some get over it; some are never the same.

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Baseball Was My Life. Then I Stopped Being Able to Throw the Ball.

It’s called the yips, and it’s a sudden inability to play. I had to find my way out of it.

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Yips Focal Dystonia May Affect More Athletes Than Previously Recognized

Yips, a focal task–specific dystonia, may be more prevalent than previously thought, according to a new study of golfers.

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‘It Took 10 Years to Recover’: The Story of Scott Boswell and the Yips

What if you had the chance to realise a dream you had harboured since childhood and it went horribly wrong?

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