The Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Boxing

  title={The Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Boxing},
  author={M. Mendez},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine},
  pages={249 - 262}
  • M. Mendez
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
  • Objective: To review the neuropsychiatry of boxing. Method: This update considers the clinical, neuropsychological, diagnostic, neurobiological, and management aspects of boxing-related brain injury. Results: Professional boxers with multiple bouts and repeated head blows are prone to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Repeated head blows produce rotational acceleration of the brain, diffuse axonal injury, and other neuropathological features. CTE includes motor changes such as tremor… CONTINUE READING
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