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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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Like Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka, I’ve Stepped Away from Competition Because of Performance Anxiety.

Out in the chalk circle, my vision became tunneled, my stomach tied in knots, and I felt like I couldn’t hear anything but my own racing thoughts.

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Why Simone Biles Getting ‘the Twisties’ Was So Terrifying and What Recovery Could Look Like

This is clearly not a matter of an athlete struggling with technical aspects of a skill or not being physically prepared. There’s something else at work here.

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