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Beyond Depression, Finding Resilience

Beyond Depression, Finding Resilience

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How a person finds their resilience and puts it to work is the challenge. There are components of resilience which are trait-based, intrinsic aspects of a person’s psychological makeup. Other aspects of resilience involve the application of certain skills and strategies and strategies. Some of those skills and strategies can be learned or enhanced.

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NHL Players face mental health risks

NHL Players face mental health risks

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A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry released an article which addressed the risk of mental health problems. of 33 retired NHL players, 59% had psychiatric disorders which included depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

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The Mystery of Aaron Hernandez’s Brain

The Mystery of Aaron Hernandez’s Brain

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The answer to the mystery of Aaron Hernandez’s brain won’t be answered for some time. In the meantime we know that Hernandez played football for a number of years and got into difficulty with the law and eventually took another person’s life before taking his own. The possibility of CTE affecting Aaron Hernandez is real.

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Craig Phillips on Neuroplasticity

Craig Phillips on Neuroplasticity

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Craig Phillips has developed many resources for people living with a brain injury. Craig has shared his thoughts on Neuroplasticity in this You Tube video.

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Another Pro-football Great Stricken with ALS

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Dwight Clark, a retired San Francisco ’49er, has come forward to indicate that he has ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis which is the neurological disease often called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.

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Oliver Sacks on the Island of the Colour Blind

Oliver Sacks on the Island of the Colour Blind

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On the Island of the Colour Blind, Dr. Sacks finds himself in the minority among the “achromatopes” who have adapted to their lack of color vision and provide him with salient insights into the limits of own color sightedness.

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Mark Gastineau deals with football’s aftermath

Mark Gastineau deals with football’s aftermath

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Mark Gastineau, a retired defensive end with the New York Jets, revealed that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson Syndrome and Dementia. Gastineau played 1o years with the New York Jets.

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Long Awaited NFL Concussion Settlement Clears Supreme Court

Long Awaited NFL Concussion Settlement Clears Supreme Court

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Football’s legacy has been marred by the injuries sustained by former players and the lawsuit which has been required to provide them with much needed compensation for their injuries and disabilities arising from the sport. NeuroNotes has long covered the problems associated with multiple concussions including: CTE, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsonism and other neurological disabilities.

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NFL Concussion Settlement Creates a Lender Feeding Frenzy

NFL Concussion Settlement Creates a Lender Feeding Frenzy

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The former NFL players who are line to receive as much as $5 million each in the legal settlement between the NFL and the injured players are being targeted by lenders who advance money on the future settlements at high rates of interest. The players who may suffer from cognitive impairment, memory problems and other […]

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CTE claims a former college footballer

CTE claims a former college footballer

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Ryan Hoffman, 41 ,a former lineman at University of North Carolina, drove his bicycle into oncoming traffic this past November and died on the way to the hospital. At 6′ 5″ and 287 pounds Ryan Hoffman was an imposing adversary on the line. Homeless for over 15 years, Mr. Hoffman drifted into the mental health […]

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