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Risks to the Mental Health of Athletes

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

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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