• Gabriel Constantin CIAPA Academia Tehnică Militară



Human activity is characterized by positive or negative manifestations of man, most of them being made consciously, rationally, dictated by the social demand or the need to exist. These human manifestations can undergo changes due to external and internal influences, in which various factors cause the occurrence of positive psycho-behavioral changes or, in some situations, with a negative impact on the human psyche and mental health. The human psyche is a fact of nature, extremely complex and, at the same time, very fragile. Its fragility can have harmful consequences, leading to the emergence of mental disorders. This material provides information and creates an overview of depression and anxiety, of the changes caused by them, as well as specific means in the field of physical education and sports, with a role in combating and preventing the emergence of the mental disorders mentioned above.

Author Biography

Gabriel Constantin CIAPA, Academia Tehnică Militară

Born on 20.05.1977, in Alba Iulia town, Gabriel-Constantin Ciapa graduated the National University of Physical Education and Sport, "General Virgil I. Bădulescu" Military Physical Education and Sport Faculty, 2000 promotion.

Has the title of doctor in military science, attained in 2017 by the „Carol I” National Defense University.

The academic training has been completed by graduating from several specific courses, master's studies, internships and completing the doctoral program.

By profession military framework, he has carried out his activity as a teacher of physical education and sports to „Ferdinand I” Military Technical Academy.

He has an interesting scientific activity, practicing both theoretical and practical didactic activities, being the author of a judo course, "Judo - Course Notes", author of the book "Physical Training of the Military in the Romanian Armed Forces in Military Conflicts", coauthor of the book with the title "Sport Orientation" and several articles and scientific papers, appearing at the XXI Strategies Conferences and the „Carol I” National Defense University Bulletin.




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C.C și colab, Antidepressant Efficacy of Adjunctive Aerobic Activity and Associated Biomarkers in Major Depression: A 4-Week, Randomized, Single-Blind, Controlled Clinical Trial, , SUA, 2016.
Ciapa G.C., Orientări și oportunități pentru pregătirea fizică a militarilor, ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House, 2019.
Ciapa G.C., Pregătirea fizică a militarilor din armata României în conflictele moderne, ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House, 2018.
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