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CTE in Football Players

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

This site talks about how CTE is diagnosed,the signs of CTE,and how they treat it. I think that this article is good because it can help those who are already struggling with CTE. Even though they can help identify CTE and how to treat it,”there still is no guaranteed way to diagnose it.”

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Going through the Stages of CTE | The CTE Society
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Going through the Stages of CTE | The CTE Society

This site explains the stages of CTE. How they can range from headaches,and aggression,all the way to full on dementia,and severe cognitive problems. I think that this article is good because it goes through each step of CTE. “CTE can happen years after injury.”

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'He Knew Football Had Everything To Do With It': A CTE Journal
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'He Knew Football Had Everything To Do With It': A CTE Journal

Ali Epperson talks about how Zac Easter had grown depressed,paranoid,forgetful,and isolated,and suicidal.This article shows how bad CTE can become if left untreated. If left untreated it will destroy the mind of the person,and leave them in a depressed state and lead to suicide. “He shot himself in the heart in order to protect his brain and donate his brain to science.

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Opinion | I’m the Wife of a Former N.F.L. Player. Football Destroyed His Mind.
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Opinion | I’m the Wife of a Former N.F.L. Player. Football Destroyed His Mind.

Emily Kelly tells the story of how football completely changed her husband from a loving happy guy,to a paranoid,and angry person. I think that this a good article. It tells the story of a person with CTE from a different point of view. This article shows that you don’t have to be a professional to see the obvious effects of CTE. The title alone.”I’m the wife of a former N.F.L. player. Football destroyed his mind.” shows the struggles that family go through with this disease. This article proves the damage CTE can cause not just to the person himself,but others around him.

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What Is CTE? | Brain Injury Research Institute
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What Is CTE? | Brain Injury Research Institute

The Brain Injury Research Institute describes the symptoms of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Memory loss,impaired judgment,and behavioral disturbances including depression and aggression. I think that this article is well put together. The BIRI explains how CTE can occur,it’s symptoms,and how it can be treated. To quote the BIRI. “The brain of an individual who suffers from Chronic Traumatic encephalopathy gradually deteriorates and overtime will end up losing mass.” I believe this shows how serious and scary this disease really is.

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