Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Diagnosis is fine only if a treatment is available.  To date, the most suggestive is the use of high-dose fish oil as it has been demonstrated to rebuild damaged nerve tissue in patients with severe brain trauma.

New Method May Diagnose Cte Before Death

The diagnosis begins with the brain being pulled out of the skull. Then, to determine whether someone had a condition associated with repeated concussions, the pathologist preserves the tissue in formalin, slices it thin enough for light to shine through, washes it with chemicals, and peers at it through a microscope.