In a paper published on June 30th, outlining the findings of Anderson’s post-mortem analysis declares she is the first female to have Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a disorder associated with repetitive head injuries, often related to sports or military activities.
Anderson was diagnosed with one concussion; however, her family suspected she may have had four additional concussions not diagnosed. She also was in the military for nine years and engaged in amateur martial arts for three years – neither of these activities resulted in reports of concussions.
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