Brain bank uncovers suicide link to CTE in sports stars

Most brains donated to the bank had signs of neurodegeneration, a case series shows

Half of the sportspeople with chronic traumatic encephalopathy who donated their brains to the Australian Sports Brain Bank died by suicide, scientists have revealed.

Graham Farmer
Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer in his playing days.

The brain bank published its first case series, based on 21 donated brains, in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Six of the 12 people