Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Obsessive-compulsive, Perseverative Behaviors Prevalent, Particularly as Disease Progresses, Study Shows

Obsessive-compulsive and perseverative behaviors occur frequently among people with Huntington’s disease, particularly as the disorder progresses, a review analysis shows. Researchers say differentiating between these two behaviors — which many family members find highly problematic to handle — may be beneficial for managing and treating symptoms, and supporting caregivers.

Experts Publish Guidelines For Managing Behavioral Symptoms of HD

In a newly published set of guidelines, experts give suggestions for the management of some of the behavioral symptoms of Huntington’s disease. By making these guidelines available to both specialists and non-specialists, the hope is that better care and support can be given more consistently to Huntington’s patients and their…