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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a form of encephalopathy that is a progressive degenerative disease, which can currently only be definitively diagnosed postmortem, in individuals with a history of multiple concussions and other forms of head injury. In March 2014, researchers announced the discovery of an exosome particle created by the brain which has been shown …
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Traumatic Brain Injury

Concussion and TBI’s affects on susceptibility to addiction see CONCUSSIONS, TBI AND ADDICTION, HOW PREVALENT IS IT? Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in …
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Concussions, TBI AND ADDICTION, HOW PREVALENT IS IT?

When you mention concussions TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury, it conjures up football players running down the field focused on the end zone and then being tackled furiously to the ground or a hockey player being smashed in the head. Many of these professionals athletes have postconcussive …
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