Huntington's Disease

Huntington's disease is a genetic disease that causes the advanced breakdown (degeneration) of nerve cells in the brain. Huntington's disease has a wide impact on a person's functional abilities and usually results in movement, thinking (cognitive) and psychiatric disorders. Most people with Huntington's disease progress signs and symptoms in their 30s or 40s. But the disease may develop earlier or later in life. When the disease progresses before age 20, the condition is called juvenile Huntington's disease. An earlier development of the disease often results in a somewhat different set of symptoms and faster disease progression. Medications are available to help manage the symptoms of Huntington's disease, but treatments can't prevent the physical, mental and behavioural decline associated with the condition

  • Track 1-1 Neuronal Replacement
  • Track 2-2 Transcriptional Dysregulation
  • Track 3-3 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Track 4-4 Psychiatric Disorders
  • Track 5-5 Symptoms of Juvenile Huntingtons Disease

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