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Punch drunk, dementia pugilistica, post-traumatic encephalopathy, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy — same criteria of diagnosis, the same patterns of change seen in the brain. Dr. Ann McKee explains.
Genes, sleep, an active mind, and when a person starts playing football may all play a factor in the development of CTE. Dr. Ann McKee explains what researchers have learned, and what's on the horizon.
Retired NFL player Thomas Jones wonders if he will develop CTE from cumulative concussions sustained playing football, but there is nothing to do about it but exercise your brain, learn what you can, and share your life with your loved ones.