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Deep Brain Stimulation for Huntington’s Disease

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a treatment for neurological conditions such as essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The treatment is also being developed for Huntington’s disease. DBS ... Read more

Physical Therapy and Huntington’s Disease

The hallmark of Huntington’s disease is difficulty with both involuntary movement, such as reflexes, and voluntary movement, such as walking. An example of an involuntary movement problem is akathisia, or ... Read more

Huntexil (Pridopidine)

Huntexil (pridopidine) is an investigational oral dopamine stabilizer that Teva Pharmaceuticals is developing to possibly treat symptoms of Huntington’s disease. How Huntexil works It is a dopamine stabilizer. These are molecules that bind to the ... Read more

Symptoms of Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s is a progressive disease that is caused by mutations in the huntingtin (HTT) gene. Symptoms of the disease include movement disorders, psychiatric abnormalities, cognitive and behavioral issues, and problems ... Read more

Juvenile Huntington’s Disease

Juvenile Huntington’s disease (JHD) is the name given to Huntington’s disease (HD) that declares itself before the patient is 20 years of age. It accounts for roughly 5 to 10 ... Read more

Stages of Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s disease is a hereditary and progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by uncontrolled movement, mental instability, and loss of cognitive function. It can be divided into five stages of disease progression. ... Read more