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41% of Young Athletes Show Signs of CTE

A new study reveals alarming rates of CTE among young athletes under 30, including the first American woman athlete diagnosed with the condition.

The study found that 41.4% of the athletes examined had neuropathological evidence of CTE, a degenerative brain disease caused by repetitive head impacts (RHI). Symptoms like depression, apathy, and difficulty controlling behaviors were common among the subjects, irrespective of CTE diagnosis.

The study urges young athletes experiencing neuropsychiatric symptoms to seek immediate medical attention for effective management and follow-up.

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