Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about the diagnosis and treatment of CTE.

What are the symptoms of CTE?

Symptoms typically occur fairly long after the initial injury. The onset of symptoms usually takes place in middle age, even though someone may have had their injuries, along with an apparently full recovery, in their teen or young adult years. Symptoms can include memory disturbances, changes in behavior or personality, and oftentimes speech or gait difficulties that look like Parkinson's disease. Though it isn’t Parkinson's disease, some of the symptoms can be similar.

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Source: Michael Barrow, MD, Premier Health Family Care - North