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Posts Tagged ‘CTE and violence’

By On September 22nd, 2017

Did CTE drive Aaron Hernandez to murder?

From the start of his 2013 trial for murder to his death by suicide earlier this year, one question has loomed silently in the background of Aaron Hernandez’s troubled life: were brain injuries to blame for his increasingly violent and erratic behavior? His early life was relatively calm. While Hernandez was a widely-liked and respected…

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By On October 6th, 2014

HBO Explores The Link Between CTE and Domestic Violence in Football

The NFL currently has plenty of scandals on their hands. While still dealing with the fallout from Adrian Peterson’s domestic abuse and initial mishandling of the situation, news has surfaced that Jovan Belcher has been posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Belcher was a former NFL player who killed his girlfriend and then himself in…

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By On September 17th, 2014

Does Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Really Make People More Violent?

If you look at any list of symptoms for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative brain disease associated with repeated brain injuries, you are fairly likely to see violent outbursts among others such as cognitive decline, memory problems, and mood changes such as depression or anxiety. It seems fair enough, as many of the professional athletes…

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