The authors noted that apathy is very common and progressive among Huntington disease mutation carriers, even during early stages of the disease, and has been associated with decline in general functioning.
Substance abuse has a strong effect on the age of onset of motor symptoms in Huntington's disease.
Behavioral symptoms strongly linked to suicidal ideation included depression, irritability, aggression, and impulsivity.
Researchers find that many Huntington disease specialist clinics do not have the resources available to administer DMTs appropriately with an intrathecal strategy.
The patient's lack of anxiety, depression, or psychosis before surgery was taken into consideration prior to DBS treatment.
In patients with Huntington disease, higher levels of functional impairment and current alcohol consumption were significantly correlated with missing work in multivariate logistic regression analyses.
Dysphagia and odynophagia I. Problem/Condition. Dysphagia is the sensation of having difficulty swallowing. This can range from difficulty with deglutition (the coordinated, active process of passing food and liquids from the oral cavity into the oropharynx and below) to the passive passage of contents from the oropharynx through the esophagus and into the stomach. Odynophagia,…
Internet and gaming addiction is a serious issue for many children and teens and has been linked to ADHD, social anxiety and depression.
Geriatric psychiatry is increasingly leveraging technology to benefit the mental health of seniors.
OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has DOPA-responsive dystonia? What are the typical findings for this disease? Dystonia is the simultaneous sustained contraction of agonist and antagonist muscles. Affected limbs can take distorted or painful postures. A balanced contracture produces a fixed posture, whereas one that is unbalanced causes…