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Huntington’s Disease Overview

Huntington's Disease (HD) is an inherited disease which affects the areas in the brain which control movement, thinking and emotion. It has a slow progression, and symptoms gradually worsen over time. The disease affects men and women alike, occurring at a rate of about 7-10 per 100,000 in most Western countries.

The onset of symptoms can begin at any age, although the average is generally between 30 to 50 years of age. The first symptoms of the disease may be physical eg small involuntary movements or problems with coordination or may be cognitive or psychiatric changes. 

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