Some Physicians Now Claiming To Treat CTE.

The New Republic (11/15) reports that treating chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) “and undoing the damage of individual concussions is exactly what a small but increasingly sought-out group of doctors is telling vulnerable ex-players they can do.” For many in “the medical establishment, these doctors and their unproven procedures show that football’s brain-injury crisis has entered its snake-oil phase.” In an article in the Washington Post, American Psychiatric Association president Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, “went so far as to label one practitioner’s methods as ‘the modern equivalent of phrenology.’”

Related Links:

— “These Fringe Doctors Say They Can Cure NFL Concussion Victims, “Jason Schwartz, The New Republic, November 17, 2013.

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