Reversing brain damage in former NFL players: implications for traumatic brain injury and substance abuse rehabilitation.

@article{Amen2011ReversingBD,
  title={Reversing brain damage in former NFL players: implications for traumatic brain injury and substance abuse rehabilitation.},
  author={Daniel G. Amen and Joseph C Wu and Derek V. Taylor and Kristen C. Willeumier},
  journal={Journal of psychoactive drugs},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={1-5}
}
Brain injuries are common in professional American football players. Finding effective rehabilitation strategies can have widespread implications not only for retired players but also for patients with traumatic brain injury and substance abuse problems. An open label pragmatic clinical intervention was conducted in an outpatient neuropsychiatric clinic with 30 retired NFL players who demonstrated brain damage and cognitive impairment. The study included weight loss (if appropriate); fish oil… CONTINUE READING
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