Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a disease of the brain found mostly in people with a history of repetitive head impacts such as athletes, military veterans, and others This type of trauma can trigger progressive degeneration of the brain tissue, including the build-up of an abnormal form of a protein called tau. The brain degeneration is associated with memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, parkinsonism, and eventually progressive dementia.

[Source: Dr. Robert A. Stern – Boston University]

What is CTE?

This video features CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explaining the causes and symptoms of CTE.

Further Resources:

For more information on CTE please visit the frequently asked questions page of the StopCTE Awareness Foundation, courtesy of the Boston University CTE Center.

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The Stern Lab [Dr. Robert A. Stern]
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Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation
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