Episode 7: Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), American football, and the lithium cure: An interview with Jim Scarborough


Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is an illness that occurs with concussions and subconcussive impacts, leading to depression, manic symptoms, anger, aggression, suicidality, headaches, cognitive impairment, and eventually dementia.  I have proposed that lithium can treat or prevent CTE. In this episode, I explain why and interview Jim Scarborough, who describes his family’s struggle with CTE in their son and his decision to begin lithium treatment. 

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