In 2005 Dr. Bennet Omalu first discovered CTE In the Brain Of the retired player Mike webster, after he passed in 2002, at the age of 50. However CTE has been identified, there is no way to diagnose it in living individuals. In a study done by the National Institutes of Health, and the Concussion Research Funding, they came to the conclusion that, “Current tests cannot reliably identify concussions, and no technique reliably differentiates individuals who will recover quickly, suffer long-term symptoms, or develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)” (NIH, NFL, and Concussion Research Funding). Therefore, currently there is no way to treat or identify whether or not a person has CTE officially until they have died. Doctors only way of identifying if a person has CTE is to diagnose based off their symptoms. CTE symptoms vary based on the severity of the case, However according to researchers at the CTE Center at Boston University School of Medicine; “CTE is associated with “memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse-control problems, aggression, depression, and, eventually, progressive dementia” (Karaim). Theses Symptoms have a dramatic effect on the everyday lives of the people that have CTE. With nearly anywhere from 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions occur each year, leading professional athletes and
Antisocial Personality Disorder is a mental health diagnosis of someone whom exhibits continued deceitfulness, aggressiveness and irritability, reckless disregard for the safety of others or themselves, lack of remorse, high level of impulsiveness, failure to conform to social norms as well as consistent irresponsibility. For one to be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, the individual must exhibit at least three out of the seven signs of antisocial and irresponsible behavior after the age of fifteen (Oltmanns & Emery, 2012). They are extremely egocentric individuals, whom their main goals are derived from power, pleasure or personal gain. People suffering from antisocial personality disorder deal with continued failure to perform responsibilities in their family roles, as well as occupational roles. Violence and conflict is not unusual to them, as well as physical fights. “These people are irritable and aggressive with their spouses and children as well as with people outside of the home. They ...
The National Football League (NFL) has come under fire for the long-lasting medical consequences of players’ game-related head injuries. The question that arises is; is the NFL to blame for the deaths of former players such as Junior Seau, Jovan Belcher, Ray Easterling, and/or O.J. Murdock? The medical and scientific factors in addition to legal liabilities in regards to brain injuries will be outlined in this paper.
Since 1958, American Football has been growing, in both popularity and as a sport, to become a dominant force in the country. As a result, more and more families are allowing their kids to play the game in leagues across the country and are not concerned with concussions. Even though people who defend the game will say the science is not yet definitive, tackle football should be banned for kids under the age of fifteen because concussion injuries are on the rise among the youth and the coaches are not yet trained to handle this injury.
The story gives examples and studies of NFL (National Football League) players, and how their lives react to brain injuries and concussions. “Despite all the money invested in the sport… Publicity about the long-term symptoms suffered by brain-injured football players has lowered participation in the sport…” (Burleigh 612) Football, no matter what you do to it, will forever be dangerous and the hotspot of concussions and problems of the brain. The added padding or penalties cannot stop a such a thing as a concussion, the only way to get rid of them is to get rid of the sport all together. There has been millions of dollars put in for researching to limit severe head trauma, which has seemed to lower the casualty rate of NFL players, but still there is cases of concussion-related
One hit. One elbow. One brain. A part of me died on the field that day. September 6th, 2014 the dream I had since I was four years old was over. One elbow to my face changed my life forever in the matter of one second. Being diagnosed with my fourth concussion was a death sentence for my college soccer career. Today, in the United States alone, almost three hundred thousand athletes and over one million people suffer from concussions each year (CDC). This injury is extremely serious and can permanently end a player’s career. Concussions can result in long-term brain damage and may even prove fatal.
TBI stands for traumatic brain injury. A committee was created by the NFL called MTBI, which stands for mild traumatic brain injury, which was led by the New York Jets team doctor who believed brain injuries were not a serious problem. In the episode a doctor by the name of Omalu was interviewed. After studying the brain of a professional football player, named Michael Webster, he believed he saw physical evidence of the long-term damage playing football could have on the brain. This physical evidence was concluded to be CTE.
Mr. Webster would even ask to be tased because he could not fall asleep. Eventually, Mr. Webster became homeless and medications did not help him function. In the year 2000, Mike Webster issued a lawsuit to the NFL stating that football caused his head trauma, dementia, brain damage, and cognitive issues. During this lawsuit, the NFL denied all allegations and in 2002, Mike Webster died.
According to the University of Pittsburgh Neurosurgery, US athletes suffer from roughly 300,000 concussions every year. Many athletes get concussions from playing contact sports and the number is increasing. “Even subconcussive blows cause brain damage if an athlete sustains enough of them.” (The hits keep coming.) Concussions are a big problem in today's sports, some solutions would be to wear better equipment or change some rules.
One of the earliest players to bring awareness to brain traumas was Mike Webster, a former Pittsburgh Steeler. In April of 1999, he claimed to be disabled with the NFL Retirement Board. He also had dementia which was a result of the brutal hits he endured during his football career. Webster ran into many problems at the e...
The film “Concussion” directed by Peter Landesman starring Will Smith is based on the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu’s medical research into concussions, then discovering Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and his struggles with the NFL’s (National Football League) uncooperativeness upon learning of CTE
Individuals with Antisocial Personality Disorder frequently lack empathy and tend to be callous, cynical, and disrespectful of the feelings, rights, and sufferings of others. They may have an inflated and arrogant self-evaluation feeling that ordinary work is beneath them and they may be excessively opinionated, self-assured, or cocky. They may display a glib, superficial charm and can be verbally charismatic using technical terms that might impress someone who is unfamiliar with the topic. Their behavior is not readily modifiable by adverse experience, including punishment and there is a low tolerance to frustration and a low threshold for discharge of aggression, including violence. They also have a tendency to blame others, or to offer plausible rationalizations for their behavior bringing them into conflict with society.