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Dev Neuropsychol. 2018;43(4):279-311. doi: 10.1080/87565641.2018.1447575. Epub 2018 Mar 13.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in sports: a historical and narrative review.

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a Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center , Vanderbilt University School of Medicine , Nashville , Tennessee , USA.


My objectives are to review: 1) a brief history of sport-related concussion (SRC) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), 2) the evolution of CTE in American professional football, 3) the data regarding SRC/CTE as they relate to depression and suicide, 4) the data on the neurocognitive effects of subconcussion/repetitive head trauma (with emphases on heading the ball in soccer and early exposure to football), 5) the evidence related to SRC and neurodegenerative diseases, 6) the published studies of CTE, 7) the NINDS neuropathological criteria for CTE, 8) public beliefs about SRC/CTE, and 9) the scientific questions regarding CTE.

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