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Can I Get Social Security Disability for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Can I get Social Security Disability for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)? You are probably asking this question because you or a loved one has this disease, and complications that have resulted from it and/or other disabling ailments that you have in association with it are the reason why you or your loved one is disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. social-security-disability-benefits The term encephalopathy refers to any disease that changes the function or structure of your brain. Encephalopathy means malfunction, disease or damage to your brain. Encephalopathy is evidenced by a change in your mental state. This can also include physical manifestations, such as poor coordination when trying to move your limb. Many terms Due to the fact that encephalopathy is used to refer to any disease that alters the structure or function of your brain, there are more than 150 terms that precede the term encephalopathy. These terms describe the cause, reason or special conditions that are responsible for the damage, disease or malfunction of your brain. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease that develops in a person who has sustained multiple concussions and other types of head injury or trauma. CTE used to be known as dementia pugilistica. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy develops most of the time in professional athletes and is evidenced by the characteristic degeneration of brain tissue. Contact sports, such as professional wrestling, hockey, football and boxing, that can involve head trauma is where CTE usually occurs. Tau proteins CTE is also marked by the build up of tau protein. Tau proteins are in abundance in the neurons of your central nervous system. Your brain is at the center of your central nervous system. Tau proteins are what stabilize microtubules. Microtubules are tiny subcomponents of cells. Microtubules are not stabilized when tau proteins are defective. The result can be dementias, such as Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy may be indicated by several different signs and symptoms. Some of these include: Overt dementia Headaches Dizziness Confusion Slowed muscular movements Poor judgment Staggered gait Vertigo Depression Deterioration in attention, concentration and memory Disorientation Lack of insight Tremors Deafness Impeded speech Aggression Memory loss. Once again, you or a loved one may be suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. This disease and complications that have resulted from it and/or other disabling conditions in association with it are why you or your loved one is disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. You may have already applied for the financial assistance you or your loved one needs by applying for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration. Has your claim been denied? Important fact If you are planning on reapplying or appealing your denial, consider this important fact. Claimants who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at, are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney fighting for them. The wise thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have you or your loved one’s case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+