Chronic traumatic encephalopathy

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), formerly known as dementia pugilistica, is a neurodegenerative disease found in people who have had multiple head injuries.[1]

Symptoms may include behavioral problems, mood problems, and problems with thinking. This typically does not begin until years after the injuries. It often gets worse over time and can result in dementia.[2] It is unclear if the risk of suicide is increased.

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  1. Asken, BM; Sullan, MJ; DeKosky, ST; Jaffee, MS; Bauer, RM (1 October 2017). "Research Gaps and Controversies in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Review". JAMA Neurology. 74 (10): 1255–1262. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.2396. PMID 28975240.
  2. Stein, TD; Alvarez, VE; McKee, AC (2014). "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy: a spectrum of neuropathological changes following repetitive brain trauma in athletes and military personnel". Alzheimer's research & therapy. 6 (1): 4. doi:10.1186/alzrt234. PMC 3979082. PMID 24423082.