The physical strain athletes undergo is well-documented and commonly discussed. But what about the serious mental struggles athletes face? Read More
Five brain specialists with the National Institutes of Health have concluded that former NFL All-Pro Junior Seau, who committed suicide last May, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a neurodegenerative disease that can lead to dementia, memory loss and depression. A study done by the Boston University School of Medicine found that repeated concussions or blows to the head results in higher numbers of CTE among athletes.
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Lisa Firestone, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, and the Director of Research and Education for the Glendon Association.
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