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Chapter 1 - American Football: Cognitive Impairment

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 July 2020

Amit D. Mistry
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Thomas McCabe
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Alan Currie
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
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FB is a 53-year-old Caucasian male living in the USA. He had played professional football in the NFL until his thirties and in retirement had worked as a coach. He has two grown up children who have now left home. He is not currently working and lives with his wife of 28 years. He was initially reviewed by his family doctor in response to his wife’s concerns. Although his participation in this initial consultation was minimal it was noted that his personality seemed to have coarsened and there were significant changes in his behaviour. As a result he was referred to a psychiatrist for a more detailed assessment. He only agreed to attend this assessment after much encouragement from his family and friends although he had admitted privately to a friend that ‘something was not quite right’. The report from this psychiatric assessment is set out below.

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