CTE Study finds first symptoms in athletes with brain disease

Excerpt: “The disease can only be diagnosed in autopsy, but there have been reports of emotional changes and Alzheimer's-like symptoms in some athletes prior to their posthumous diagnoses. The disease has been found in former NFL players including Dave Duerson, Ray Easterling and more recently Junior Seau, all of whom committed suicide. By studying male athletes with CTE, the researchers found what may provide the earliest signs of the disorder in the living.”