Contact sports come with injuries. Football often focused on physical conditions and rehab, but recent attention is now on cases related to Traumatic Brain Injury . We live in a nation obsessed with this contact sport where a concussion was considered part of the game. CTE gets worse over time and the end stages cause loved ones to experience hopelessness and sorrow. Experts share thoughts on coping with caring for patients which include not responding to inappropriate outbursts of rage with logical arguing, but by staying calm, giving a hug, and engaging in agape love. Symptoms of CTE are said to occur in four stages and generally appear eight to ten years after the individual experiences repetitive mild traumatic brain injuries. Early stages, stage one and two, include confusion, dizziness, headaches as well as loss of attention and concentration followed by memory loss, social instability, and poor judgement. The latter stages of suffering include progressive dementia, movement disorders, hypomimia, speech impediments, sensory processing disorder, tremors, vertigo, deafness, depression, mood swings, explosivity and suicidality. Patients with CTE may be prone to inappropriate behavior and may display pathological jealousy or paranoia. Research can be found on multiple sites like this one.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (CTE)
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