Huntington disease with psychiatric presentation
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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.
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.
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.
Includes bibliographical references : p. 54
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