Huntington’s disease is an inherited condition that damages certain nerve cells in the brain.
This brain damage gets progressively worse over time and can affect movement, cognition (perception, awareness, thinking, judgement) and behaviour.
Huntington’s disease was originally called Huntington’s chorea (“chorea” is the Greek word for dancing). This is because the involuntary movements associated with the condition can look like jerky dancing. However, “disease” is now the preferred term, because the condition involves a lot more than just abnormal movements.
Huntington’s disease is caused by an inherited faulty gene. However, in around 3% of cases, there’s no family history of the condition, normally because the parents died at a young age.
Early features can include personality changes, mood swings, fidgety movements, irritability and altered behaviour, although these are often overlooked and attributed to something else.
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