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What are the different behavior problems that can accompany hd and how can the person with hd and family members cope?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: It's difficult
Huntington's disease is a very horrible condition of the brain caused by an excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Someone with hd can become psychotic and lose touch with reality. Here is a website which may help: www.Hdsa.Org. You should also consider maybe seeking some counseling and therapy for the entire family.

In brief: It's difficult
Huntington's disease is a very horrible condition of the brain caused by an excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Someone with hd can become psychotic and lose touch with reality. Here is a website which may help: www.Hdsa.Org. You should also consider maybe seeking some counseling and therapy for the entire family.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Robert Choate
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Situations differ.
Affective (mood), anxiety, retardation, autism, learning, tic, ocd, oppositional and disruptive disorders are examples of the common comorbidities of hd (hyperactive disorder).
Each can be a huge problem by itself. When it is causing enough interference with normal activities, behavioral/medical intervention should be done. Behavioral therapies and medications are helpful, but depend on situation.

In brief: Situations differ.
Affective (mood), anxiety, retardation, autism, learning, tic, ocd, oppositional and disruptive disorders are examples of the common comorbidities of hd (hyperactive disorder).
Each can be a huge problem by itself. When it is causing enough interference with normal activities, behavioral/medical intervention should be done. Behavioral therapies and medications are helpful, but depend on situation.
Dr. Robert Choate
Dr. Robert Choate
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