Huntington’s Disease Essay

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Many of you may not know much about Huntington’s disease. After reading this paper and the subsequent ones to come, you surely will. According to, “Huntington’s disease is a disorder passed down through families in which nerve cells in certain parts of the brain waste away or degenerate.” This can lead to many different complications to a person’s health. In most cases, the disease’s symptoms develop later in life during a person’s mid thirties-forties. There are also instances where the disease becomes on-set in children or during adolescence. The question that I am writing about is the disease itself ,and which symptoms affect you the worst. The reason I chose to write about this disease is because I have always been…show more content…
Obviously, if this is causing problems with movement, then there will definitely be some more problems with other parts of the body as well. Some other problems that Huntington’s disease may also cause deals with some psychiatric disorders. According to, “Depression is very common in HD, very treatable, and may precede the onset of other signs and symptoms of the illness. Severe depression may even lead to suicide attempts in a few individuals.” It’s very good that the depression disorder is easily treatable because someone with Huntington’s disease does not need something else like depression holding them down from life like all the rest of the symptoms already do. The website also says that “other psychiatric difficulties seen in some people with HD include anxiety, obsessiveness, irritability, impulsiveness, social withdrawal, and trouble initiating activity. A few individuals with HD may have aggressive outbursts or even psychosis (hallucinations or delusions).” This disease gets to me pretty bad for some reason. I do not personally know anyone with this disease. Like I said earlier though, I would really like to be able to work with people that do sometime later in my life. It would make me feel really good to be able to help them out in any way that I
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