Huntington disease with psychiatric presentation

Joint Authors

Karim, Shahlah A.
al-Saif, Firas

Source

Bahrain Medical Bulletin

Issue

Vol. 42, Issue 1 (31 Mar. 2020), pp.52-54, 3 p.

Publisher

King Hamad University Hospital

Publication Date

2020-03-31

Country of Publication

Bahrain

No. of Pages

3

Main Topic

Medicine

Abstract EN

Huntington disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disease.

It is inherited as an autosomal-dominant disease characterized by a triad of progressive motor decline, deteriorating cognitive function, and a broad spectrum of psychiatric symptoms.

We report a case of a severe form of HD with significant cognitive impairment and psychosis that was fairly controlled with antipsychotics (Haloperidol and Olanzapine), anti-dementia medications (Memantine), and anti-chorea treatment (Tetrabenazine).

The patient had three stages: pre-symptomatic, prodromal, and manifest.

Early detection of HD will significantly improve the medical and mental condition; the current recommendation is not to screen those who are below 18 years of age.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Karim, Shahlah A.& al-Saif, Firas. 2020. Huntington disease with psychiatric presentation. Bahrain Medical Bulletin،Vol. 42, no. 1, pp.52-54.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958169

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Karim, Shahlah A.& al-Saif, Firas. Huntington disease with psychiatric presentation. Bahrain Medical Bulletin Vol. 42, no. 1 (Mar. 2020), pp.52-54.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958169

American Medical Association (AMA)

Karim, Shahlah A.& al-Saif, Firas. Huntington disease with psychiatric presentation. Bahrain Medical Bulletin. 2020. Vol. 42, no. 1, pp.52-54.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958169

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 54

Record ID

BIM-958169