Increasing decline in cognitive functions such as learning, memory, decision making; followed by a decline in physical functions and speed are the signs of Huntington’s Disease. It may be presented with the comorbidity of another mental health disorder.
Commonly observed onset being middle aged, the disease may affect juveniles as well. In juveniles, the comorbidities, rate of progression and impact is different than that of adults.
The progressive disorder may even affect speech and insight as it aggravates. It is not reversible or completely curable but with the appropriate treatment, the progression of Huntington’s Disease can be controlled.
Our mental health affects how we think, feel and act. And sometimes, we’re not completely ok – and that’s fine. Talk to a counsellor to reclaim your emotional, psychological and social wellbeing.
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