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Iq drop from martial arts/fighting, possible?

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Dr. Jeffrey Albright
Integrative Medicine

In brief: Yes. Which Style?

Yes. Obviously, any martial art or fighting that involves contact with the head can lead to concussion, traumatic brain injury, etc.
There may be some styles which may be safer, such as Tai Chi & Aikido. These arts rarely have percussive impact. It all depends upon how you train.

In brief: Yes. Which Style?

Yes. Obviously, any martial art or fighting that involves contact with the head can lead to concussion, traumatic brain injury, etc.
There may be some styles which may be safer, such as Tai Chi & Aikido. These arts rarely have percussive impact. It all depends upon how you train.
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
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Dr. Thomas Rothfeld
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Yes, traumatic brain injury can result in decrease in iq.
It results from blows to the head. Repeated head injury worsens this.

In brief: Yes

Yes, traumatic brain injury can result in decrease in iq.
It results from blows to the head. Repeated head injury worsens this.
Dr. Thomas Rothfeld
Dr. Thomas Rothfeld
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