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A 27-year-old male asked:

Can non sports players get chronic traumatic encephalopathy? i've had concussions and a few hits to the head before and am afraid of getting it.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Consider the cause: Contact sports like football, boxing, wrestling etc provide an easy access to the repeated trauma that leads to this disorder. If your work or amateur activities result in similar repetitive head trauma it could do so outside of organized sports. The risk is additive, meaning it builds over time and repetition. The period of recovery between events is protective while pure frequency is a negative

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Last updated Dec 20, 2017

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