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Science Linking CTE, Depression, and Suicide Is Inconclusive, Researcher Says

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been a medical concept for over 80 years. However, only in the past few years has suicidality been considered a common clinical feature of the disorder—a factor that has coincided with numerous media reports linking mental health problems in former athletes and military veterans, repetitive neurotrauma, and CTE.In an article published today in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Grant Iverson, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School cautions that the science underlying the assertions linking CTE neuropathology, depression, and suicide is inconclusive. “There has been...


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Published By: Psychiatric News - Friday, 9 October, 2015

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