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Marked Behavioral Changes After Repeated Brain Trauma

Some people who sue for a TBI incurred in one incident (such as a car crash) have had prior TBIs. Even though the most recent TBI is not severe, the person may undergo radical changes in personality (exhibiting impulsivity, explosive anger, and violence) or mood (depression and hopelessness). What could be going on here?

According to a study published in 2013 in Neurology online by Robert Stern, PhD, of Boston University and colleagues, the answer may be CTE or chronic traumatic encephalopathy. This is a distinctive condition resulting from cumulative, separate incidents of TBI.