“Punch-drunk syndrome” and the history of contact sports and brain damage

“Punch-drunk syndrome” and the history of contact sports and brain damage

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, was previously known as dementia pugilistica or “punch-drunk syndrome” for its association with former boxers demonstrating declining ability, memory loss, and lack of coordination. The hallmark risk factor that separates the syndrome from other tauopathies and dementias is repeated trauma to the head, otherwise known as traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. It’s this repeated trauma where things become an issue for contact sports.

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Four Types of EEGs

Four Types of EEGs

EEGs – or electroencephalograms – are used to diagnose many neurological conditions. Depending on the condition, your health care provider may order one of four different types of EEGs.

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