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Coroner calls for brain research following death of Danny Frawley – The Age

A Victorian coroner is calling for fresh research into the effects on the brain of blows to the head in sport following the death of AFL champion Danny Frawley.

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Mr Frawleys mental state began deteriorating in the months before his death and appeared to coincide with ceasing his medication and several psychosocial stressors, Ms Spanos wrote.
Like many players, Mr Frawley began his football career in his formative years, and likely experienced head trauma while his brain was still developing.
As such, it is difficult to evaluate the contribution of CTE to personality, behaviours, any cognitive deficits, or emotion over a lifetime.
CTE can only be diagnosed…

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