Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Directory

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive and degenerative brain disease. It is the result of repeated hits to the head or concussions. The impacts lead to a buildup of tau, a protein. Tau builds up slowly and kills brain cells called neurons. Common CTE symptoms include impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and paranoia. Prevention is the current treatment approach. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on CTE, how to manage it, and how to prevent it, plus medical references, news, pictures, and much more.

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