The treatment of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) can help prevent or delay the onset of cardiac events, according to a study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.
The study, published in Neurosurgeon, showed that combining the treatment with neuro-stimulation and other treatments could help prevent the development of CTFE and improve cognitive function in a sample of approximately 5,000 patients who were receiving standard therapy and had a history of CT.CTE is a degenerative brain disease caused by repetitive head trauma that is characterized by repetitive brain trauma and memory loss.
It is often referred to as “brain damage” in the context of CTC.”CTE, which has been characterized as a progressive neurodegenerative disease, can be caused by traumatic brain injury, as well as genetic mutations, which cause changes in gene expression in the brain,” said study senior author Dr. David T. Cottrell, MD, an associate professor of neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School.
“In the current study, we found that combining cognitive-behavioral therapies and neurostimulation with a combination of medications to treat CTE and other neurodegenative diseases led to significant improvements in cognition, as measured by tests of short-term memory, visuospatial memory, attention, and working memory,” he said.
The team studied the effect of six cognitive-behavioural therapies: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive behavioral training, cognitive therapy combined with physical therapy, cognitive behavior therapy combined the physical therapy with neurostimulations, cognitive behavioral rehabilitation, and cognitive rehabilitation combined with cognitive therapy.CBT was administered by a cognitive behavioral therapist with a trained clinical psychologist to students with severe CTE who had a diagnosis of mild-to-moderate CTE.
They also used cognitive behavioral exercises to help students who were experiencing cognitive decline and who were struggling with cognitive decline.
They also used a standardized assessment of cognition to determine whether cognitive behavior and cognitive therapy were effective in preventing CTFEs.
The cognitive behavioral therapies had a significantly higher effect on preventing CTE than physical therapy alone, and it was significantly better than both cognitive behavioral and physical therapy combined.CFT patients who received cognitive behavioral treatment and cognitive behavioral rehabilitative therapy also showed significantly improved cognitive function than those who received physical therapy and cognitive behavior combined, and both cognitive behaviors and physical therapies combined significantly improved cognition than both.
The improvement in cognition in the cognitive behavioral patients was greater than that of physical therapy or cognitive behavior alone.
The treatment of patients with mild- to moderate CTE also led to a significant improvement in cognitive function compared to the treatment group receiving physical therapy plus cognitive behavioral.
The results suggest that cognitive behavior is a promising strategy for treating CTE,” said Dr. T. M. Cuddington, PhD, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital.”
The fact that these treatments can significantly improve cognition and cognition-related functions suggests that they may be a promising alternative to the conventional treatments for patients with CTE.
“Cuddington said that cognitive behavioral treatments and cognitive treatment combined have already been shown to improve cognition in older adults with CTS and may be particularly beneficial in younger adults.
He noted that although these therapies may improve cognition, they can also lead to cognitive decline that can lead to a decrease in function and function in other areas of the brain.
Dr. C Todd Wills, MD of the Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, said the research shows that cognitive behaviors can improve cognition even in those with mild CTE, including people who have cognitive impairment.
The current study demonstrates that cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CHT), cognitive Behavioral Training (CTT), and Cognitive Behavioral Rehabilitation (CBR) can be effective and safe in preventing and improving CTE-related cognitive dysfunction in patients with Mild-to Moderate-to Severe-CTE.