Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in Australia: the first three years of the Australian Sports Brain Bank


Although it has chiefly been studied in contact sport participants, anyone who experiences repetitive head injury is at risk of CTE. It is associated with a range of neuro‐psychological problems, ranging from mood and behavioural symptoms to cognitive impairment and dementia. Clinical diagnostic criteria have been proposed, but, as for many neurodegenerative disorders, a definitive diagnosis requires post mortem brain examination.

This research letter to the MJA shares more.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain key components of the research.
  2. List main recommendations.
  3. Recognise changes in management in response to the research.


Authors: Catherine M Suter, Andrew J Affleck, Maggie Lee, Alan J Pearce, Linda E Iles and Michael E Buckland

Article Type: Research Letter


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Sport and Exercise Medicine
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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