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CTE causes memory dysfunction, mood swings from happiness to anger to severe depression and back again. The medical community likens it to a form of dementia that was first discovered in boxing and has recently shown high prevalence in football players. CTE is the disease many believe played a role in the deaths of former NFL players like Ray Easterling, Junior Seau, Shane Dronett and Dave Duerson.
According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, CTE is the ‘significant injury’ of the Iraq wars. Their data shows that 10-20% of returning combat veterans demonstrate CTE symptoms.