Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma. In CTE, a protein called Tau forms clumps that slowly spread throughout the brain, killing brain cells.
Early symptoms of CTE usually appear in a patient’s late 20s or 30s, and affect a person’s mood and behavior. Some common changes seen include impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and paranoia.
It’s a hot topic. There are several risk factors at play that make some people more prone than others. These can include: The Age of first exposure to head impacts and the Length of exposure to head impacts.
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