What is Huntington's Disease? its an inherited condition in which nerve cells in the brain break down over time.
There are many symptoms in Huntington's disease. Cognitive: amnesia, delusion, lack of concentration, memory loss, mental confusion, slowness in activity, or difficulty thinking and understanding. Muscular: abnormality walking, increased muscle activity, involuntary movements, problems with coordination, loss of muscle, or muscle spasms. Behavioral: compulsive behavior, fidgeting, irritability, or lack of restraint. Psychological: delirium, depression, hallucination, or paranoia. Mood: anxiety, apathy, or mood swings. Also common: tremor, weight loss, or impaired voice.
The Disease is Rare.
Fewer than 200,000 US Cases happen per year. It typically starts in a person's 30s or 40s.
Usually, Huntington's disease results in progressive movement, thinking (cognitive), and psychiatric symptoms.
No cure exists, but drugs, physical therapy, and talk therapy can help manage some symptoms.