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CTE Linked to Another Athlete’s Suicide

By |2016-11-20T07:53:40-05:00October 15th, 2016|Categories: Brain, CTE, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yet another case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) linked to an athlete's suicide. CTE leaves a buildup of tau proteins in the brain, and can cause depression, mood swings, flattened affect, and memory loss. It is caused by head trauma, especially repeated head trauma. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Diagnosed in Action Sports Star Dave Mirra

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Sideline test accurately detects athletes’ concussions in minutes, study shows

By |2016-10-05T06:45:50-04:00February 4th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Research, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-02-03) -- A simple test performed at the sideline of sporting events can accurately detect concussions in athletes, according to a new study. Current sideline tests can leave a wide amount a brain function untested following concussion. Researchers showed that this simple test was superior to current methods and accurately and reliably identified athletes with [...]

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Michael Phelps and ADHD

By |2016-10-05T06:46:13-04:00August 13th, 2008|Categories: ADHD|Tags: , , , , , |

Here's an interview with Olympian Michael Phelps' mom in Additude magazine.  She discusses his diagnosis of ADHD and how she used sports to channel his extra energy. Phelps won his tenth gold medal last night. The interview is on the second page of the article. Many times I see that parents have enrolled their child in sports to [...]

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