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.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE): What You Need to Know
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE, is a degenerative brain disease that may affect athletes who have had repeated blows to the head. WebMD explains what happens and how you can protect yourself and your child.
CTE: Football’s Growing Medical Crisis
A landmark 2017 study by Boston University researchers found that the brains of 110 of 111 deceased NFL players they examined showed signs of CTE.