Combat Veterans Coming Home with CTE – Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

September 16, 2018, CBS News, Sharyn Alfonsi


Until a few years ago, National Football League (NFL) players who struggled with severe depression, bouts of rage and memory loss in their retirement were often told they were just having a hard time adjusting to life away from the game. Doctors have since learned these changes can be symptoms of the degenerative brain disease CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, caused by blows to the head.  As we first reported in January, CTE isn’t just affecting athletes, but also showing up in our nation’s heroes. Since 9/11 over 300,000 soldiers have returned home with brain injuries. Researchers fear the impact of CTE could cripple a generation of warriors.


To read the entire story, see: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-combat-veterans-coming-home-with-cte-brain-injury/ 


To learn more from CBS News, read: Scientists Seeking Veterans to Help Treat CTE: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-scientists-seek-veterans-for-final-act-of-service/ 

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