What is the outlook for people with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)?

Many people who show signs of CTE live healthy and fulfilling lives. Regular exercise and good nutrition can help manage symptoms, including pain and stress.

People can use many strategies to deal with behavioral symptoms associated with CTE. These include the following:

  • Establish a daily routine. Creating a daily structure helps life feel more stable.
  • Make notes. Writing things down helps combat memory problems.
  • Manage feelings. Relaxation methods such as deep breathing help control emotions.
  • Ask for help. Sharing challenges with friends and family can help ease the load. Sometimes professional counseling can be very helpful in managing symptoms.

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy