Symptoms of Huntington’s Disease

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Published on February 20, 2014

Author: AntonvanDellen

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Symptoms of Huntington’s Disease By Anton Van Dellen

Introduction • Between 2002 and 2006, Anton Van Dellen worked as a Fellow at Christ Church at Oxford University. During his time as a Fellow, Anton Van Dellen published numerous peer-reviewed articles while conducting research on Huntington’s disease.

About Huntington’s Disease • Due to the hereditary nature of Huntington’s disease, the leading sign of the disease is being born to an individual living with it already; about 50% of children born to Huntington’s patients will develop the disease themselves. There are, however, other signs to remain vigilante of, as the disease generally takes effect between the ages of 30 and 50. The disease is defined by irregular and uncontrollable movements of the body, specifically the arms and legs, as well as the face and head.

Conclusion • These physical afflictions are matched by degenerative thinking and reasoning skills. As the disease worsens, individuals can experience increased depression and anxiety along with sudden mood swings and obsessive-compulsive behavior characterized by asking the same series of questions over and over again.

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