Friday, January 19, 2018
CTE: slaps to the head & face, not concussions, behind neurodegenerative disease
CTE: Repeated hits, not concussions, behind neurodegenerative
A new study shows that repeated head injuries can cause CTE – the degenerative brain disease that's been found in a lot of former football players. People used to think that concussions were the main thing causing CTE, but more and more evidence shows that even hitting your head hard without getting a concussion could cause it. This study is the most definitive find so far that, yes, it's super effing dangerous to get smacked repeatedly in the noggin. Facepalm.
Dr. Pierre Milot, Ph.D., Ph.D. (tc)
Life Transitions Counsellor
Grief Recovery Specialist - Clinical Hypnotherapist