126| Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) – A Conversation With Dr. Nyaz Didehbani

In this episode, we discuss the long-term cognitive and mental health effects of sport related concussion, which includes an in depth conversation about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), with Dr. Nyaz Didehbani. Specific topics covered include methodological limitations of the literature on long-term effects of concussion, risk of neurodegenerative diseases from TBI (mild to severe), and CTE history, neuropathology, clinical symptoms, and sociocultural/sociopolitical influences.

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About Nyaz

Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. She is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in neuropsychological assessment, with a primary interest in examining individuals with sports-related concussion and neurocognitive disorders. Dr. Didehbani’s current research focuses on the longitudinal effects of head impact in youth athletes and the aging effects of TBI. She has delivered scores of presentations and published numerous academic articles. In 2019, she earned the Early Career Award from the Sports Neuropsychology Society.

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