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Huntington's disease

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Introduction
Huntington's disease is an inherited disease of the brain that causes damage to certain brain cells.
Symptoms of Huntington's disease
The symptoms of Huntington's disease vary between different people, but can include psychiatric problems and difficulties with behaviour, feeding, communication and movement.
Causes of Huntington's disease
Huntington's disease is caused by a faulty gene that runs in families.
Diagnosing Huntington's disease
If you are showing symptoms of Huntington's disease, your GP will refer you to a neurologist. Genetic testing can confirm a diagnosis if necessary.
Treating Huntington's disease
There is currently no cure for Huntington's disease. Medication, including antidepressants, can manage some of the symptoms.
Living with Huntington's disease
Help is available to assist people with Huntington's disease in their day-to-day living. This might include physiotherapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy.
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