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What meds help with aggression in huntingtons disease patients?

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In brief: Anticonvulsants

Anticonvusants are effective in treating aggression in a variety of disorders, including irritable mania, epilepsy, dementia and in individuals who have experienced head trauma.
Because huntingtons is a neurodegenerative disorder, there is extremely abnormal brain electrical activity. Valproate or Carbamazepine may be effective if there are no other contraindications.

In brief: Anticonvulsants

Anticonvusants are effective in treating aggression in a variety of disorders, including irritable mania, epilepsy, dementia and in individuals who have experienced head trauma.
Because huntingtons is a neurodegenerative disorder, there is extremely abnormal brain electrical activity. Valproate or Carbamazepine may be effective if there are no other contraindications.
Dr. Eileen Difrancesco
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Dr. Eric Farbman
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In brief: Difficult to treat

The aggression in huntington disease can be very difficult to treat, unfortunately.
The most commonly used agents for this are the antipsychotic agents such as Risperidone or quetiapine.

In brief: Difficult to treat

The aggression in huntington disease can be very difficult to treat, unfortunately.
The most commonly used agents for this are the antipsychotic agents such as Risperidone or quetiapine.
Dr. Eric Farbman
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