Fast Five Quiz: Huntington Disease Signs and Symptoms

Shaheen E. Lakhan, MD, PhD, MS, MEd


May 27, 2020

Behavioral manifestations of Huntington disease are represented most commonly by affective illness, with depression being the most prevalent characteristic. A small percentage of patients experience episodic bouts of mania characteristic of bipolar disorder. Patients with Huntington disease may have an increased rate of suicide and can develop psychosis, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, sexual and sleep disorders, and changes in personality.

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