Concussions are a real threat that not all people understand. Friends of mine have had multiple concussions that have had negative effects on their learning abilities. I want to help young adults understand the threat that concussions are to their life and how important it is to see a physician when a concussion has occurred. Repetitive brain injury is a very real threat to high school, college, and professional athletes. Through my early studies I have found that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is more common in those who have suffered from multiple brain injuries, such as concussions. CTE is a progressive degenerative disease in the brain that leads to a build up of the protein tau. This can cause symptoms ranging from memory loss to suicidal thoughts. As of now CTE can only be diagnosed after death. I also plan to research the effect of concussions on the academic performance of students, possibly both high school and college. I also want to see if concussions have an affect on social interaction and if multiple concussions put a person at risk for other injuries in the brain such as aneurysms and strokes.
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