By Anna Whitworth and Kaitlyn Gramata
How can you get Huntington's Disease, how is it inherited?
What are the symptoms of the disorder?
Cognitive: amnesia, delusion, lack of concentration, memory loss, mental confusion, slowness in activity and thought, 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
What caused it? What gene or chromosome is affected by this disorder?
Could this disorder have been prevented?
What population is affected? Can anyone be a candidate for the disorder?
Are there any treatments, medications, or therapies available to them?
Antipsychotic drugs : Haldo, chlorpromazine, and dystonia.
Other medications such as : amantadine, levetiracetam, and clonazepam.
SSRI antidepressants - such as fluoxetine, citalopram and paroxetine
Tricyclic antidepressants - such as amitriptyline
Other types of antidepressants - including mirtazapine, duloxetine and venlafaxine
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