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CTE Linked to Another Athlete’s Suicide

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Categories: Brain, CTE, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yet another case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) linked to an athlete's suicide. CTE leaves a buildup of tau proteins in the brain, and can cause depression, mood swings, flattened affect, and memory loss. It is caused by head trauma, especially repeated head trauma. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Diagnosed in Action Sports Star Dave Mirra

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ADHD & Michael Phelps: Medication is Not a “Crutch”

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 August 14th, 2016|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Sports|Tags: , , , |

A fellow blogger at Psychology Today wrote a post on Michael Phelps' ADHD not being a true disorder, and stating that stimulant medication for ADHD is a "crutch". Here is my response. One of the greatest disservices to children and adults with mental health issues is marginalizing those who need medication. In Marilyn Wedge's blog post [...]

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Effective Sports Training: An Interview with Top Shot’s Gabby Franco

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:41+00:00 June 18th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Gabriela Franco grew up in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. As a child she was very active, and participated in different sports such as swimming, gymnastics, and running. One day her father took her to the shooting range when she was 11 years old. Since that day, she knew she wanted to know more about the sport. At the [...]

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Sideline test accurately detects athletes’ concussions in minutes, study shows

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:50+00:00 February 4th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Research, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-02-03) -- A simple test performed at the sideline of sporting events can accurately detect concussions in athletes, according to a new study. Current sideline tests can leave a wide amount a brain function untested following concussion. Researchers showed that this simple test was superior to current methods and accurately and reliably identified athletes with [...]

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