There is a lot of talk in the media lately about concussions, brain damage, and the relation to NFL players. The topic came to the forefront with a few suicides by ex-NFL players.
Junior Seau was one of them. A beloved teammate, role model, and family man, he took his own life after years of depression.
The family donated his brain tissue to research and he was diagnosed with CTW, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
The symptoms of the disease, which can only be diagnosed after death, are forgetfulness, suicide ideation, impulsivity, and depression.
This topic is absolutely fascinating, and for those of us who love both football and science, this topic is really intriguing.
It is currently in the national conversation again as Will Smith is putting out a movie on the topic.
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